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Stay Safe On The Roads

Published on September 24th, 2019

Car accidents are common nationwide so when you’re behind the wheel of a car, you should always focus on driving safely. With new technology and the consistency of texting, we are more distracted than ever, so make sure you know the basics of safe driving and practice them whenever you decide to drive. Here are some safety tips from your auto accident lawyers serving Rockford.

Focus On Driving

When you are behind the wheel, 100 percent of your attention should be on driving at all times. You should not multitask with the navigation system or your electronic devices. Stay alert and pay attention to your surroundings. Always follow the speed limit, traffic signs and signals, and give yourself time to react in case of a potential accident. 

Always Drive Defensively

It’s possible you’ve heard this saying before because driving defensively helps you stay aware of what other drivers around you are doing, allowing you to expect the unexpected—a lane change without a blinker or a car stopped on the side of the road. You should also look out for motorcycle drivers as they sometimes drive a little bit more on the “wild side.” Other ways to drive defensively include:

  • Keep a 2-second cushion between you and the vehicle driving in front of you.
  • Drive a bit below the speed limit when you are driving in bad weather.

Plan Your Driving

When you go on road trips or think you’ll be in the car for an extended amount of time, make sure you plan for this by building time into your schedule to stop for things such as food, restroom breaks, and phone calls. You should also adjust your seat, mirrors, and anything else that will make you a safer driver before you put your car in gear.

Account For Passenger Activity

If you have children in your car, make sure they are buckled up for the duration of the time they’re in the car. Don’t let them fight or climb around because too much noise and activity will distract you from the road. 

Stay Safe

When you are driving, making sure you and everyone else in the car are safe should be a top priority. As your auto accident lawyers serving Rockford, we know that car accidents can sometimes happen no matter how safe you drive. If you find yourself in this situation, contact us today so we can help you with your case and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

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