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How to decrease your chances of getting into a car crash

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Driving is not easy, especially for those who have poor hand-eye coordination, but that does not mean you shouldn’t drive at all. Do you really want to give up that independence? Here are some ways you can avoid this by reducing your chances of getting into a car crash.

Ways to decrease chances of a car crash

Avoid blind spots – even though your side mirrors can give you a heads-up regarding drivers behind you and coming up beside you, what about those coming in from adjacent lanes? In order to prevent someone from sideswiping you from that blind spot make a point of checking it as well before changing lanes.

Keep your eyes focused beyond the hood – Most drivers tend to stay focused on the hood of their car while driving and that is a surefire recipe for an accident. Make sure to cast your eyes well beyond the hood of your car so that you can see oncoming threats and have enough time to react and maneuver your car away to safety.

Check those warning lights – If any of the warning lights in your car stay illuminated even after you turn your ignition on, then don’t drive. This is a sign that there is something wrong with the car and taking it for a spin could result in disaster. The system might be faulty or malfunctioning for instance so make sure to have them checked out before going on the road again.

Keep your eyes moving – You might be tempted to go into tunnel vision mode while you are driving but that is quite dangerous. While driving you need to take your surroundings into account as a whole so that you can see oncoming threats. Keep checking those mirrors regularly to ensure this and never look away from the road for more than a few seconds.

Wear a seatbelt – This should be a no-brainer but you will be surprised to find out how many drivers refuse to wear one. Securing a seatbelt can reduce chances of an accident prone or life threatening injuries from happening by up to 50%. This should be enough reason to have them installed along with the fact that not doing so can compromise your insurance claim.

Use turn signals – Some of the most life threatening car accidents usually occur on the freeway especially when 2 cars try to turn into a lane at the same time without signaling. To prevent this make a habit of using turn signals a couple of seconds before you need to turn into a lane. This way, the driver behind you will know that he/she has to slow down.

Car Crash? – Call Attorney Javier Marcos

A car crash or car accidents are unpredictable and even if you are the most cautious driver in the world, chances are you might experience one sooner or later. If you are not at fault then rather than arguing with police or the other driver contact us at Javier Marcos & Associates by dialing 713-999-4444 / 1(800) 444-8118. Whether you were involved in the accident or a loved one is, we will ensure that you get the legal aid you need for a successful case.


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