Tips for Safer Driving
It’s so easy to forget how powerful and dangerous motorized vehicles really are. Most cars these days provide their drivers with high levels of comfort – air conditioning, little road noise, music, and more. These amenities allow a driver to slip into a sort of “zone” and overlook the fact that he or she is operating a several-ton, highly-dangerous machine. When this happens, the driver is much more likely to make a negligent mistake and cause a car accident.
While you cannot control the actions of others, you can take steps that make you an attentive and defensive driver. By doing so, you can greatly reduce your chances of being involved in a dangerous and devastating car wreck.
How to Protect Yourself on the Road
Take the following defensive driving steps in order to safeguard yourself and your passengers against the many dangers of the road:
- Adjust your seat and mirrors to fit your preferences before you start the automobile
- Use your headlights at night, in dim conditions, and when on the highway
- Always check for crossing traffic that may be breaking traffic laws when crossing under a green stoplight
- Check your mirrors periodically to see where other drivers are and what they are doing
- Leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you, in case of a sudden stop
- Avoid using your cell phone – to place calls, text, read emails, etc. – while driving
- Follow all traffic laws and do not speed
- Use caution in bad weather conditions – drive slower and brake softer
By following these tips, you can significantly reduce your chances of ever being involved in a dangerous auto wreck.
Even safe drivers can be hit by other, reckless vehicle operators. If you have been injured in a car wreck caused by another’s negligence, then you may deserve to claim damages. To speak with an attorney about your situation, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.