The rate of car accidents is increasing yearly, I guess its time for us to make an action and avoid accidents in the road as much as possible. It was a year ago when I saw a real drama of a fatal car accident nearby our house. It makes me shiver looking at the victims, bloody, unconsciously lying on the stretcher as they where brought in the nearby hospital. Then I said to myself… “I guess its time for me to drive cautiously from now on….”.

There are several things we can do to avoid accidents in the road. In facts a lot of writers have published tips on hoe to avoid accidents… its all up to you to read it… not just read…But to DO IT. Here are some of the tips I’ve gathered from the articles I’ve read for you to read and remember to avoid getting caught in a car accidents:

  • Avoid driving in the “fast lane”. Always use the right or center lane in multi road lanes, with this you have a more escape routes, so if ever there is a problem suddenly arise, you can quickly change lane and pull-over.
  • Check for cars twice before pulling into an intersection at a stop sign.
  • Don’t just look at the car in front of you, but as well as the traffic in front of that car as well. With this, you can easily make sensible decisions if ever a problem arises.
  • Always adjust the side and rearview mirrors to reduce blind spots. With a projected mirror in the proper direction, you can have a clearer view in the rear of your vehicle.
  • Be very careful when you are close to trucks.
  • Avoid driving using one hand or both hands resting at the bottom of the steering wheel. Drive with your hands in the 9 and 3’o clock position, because this recommended position allows you to have a complete control in the steering wheel.
  • Position your seat close to the steering wheel, this will allow you to rest your wrist on the top of the wheel your arm outstretched and your back against the seat. With this position, you can have a complete control to the steering wheel for some last minute evasive maneuvers.
  • This is what i usually do when driving… “JUDGE THE DRIVER BY HIS/HER CAR’S CONDITION. Avoid cars with a damaged windows or any body damage, it pertains that the owner is inattentive. Also, drifting in the lanes identifies a drunk or cell- preoccupied driver or a tired driver. better avoid getting closely in contact with this drivers.
  • Be aware and know your car’s limitation. Pay attention to how your vehicle reacts in certain situations — in times of braking, power steering and cornering. This will give you an idea about the limits of your car’s brakes, how much grip do your tires have and how long does it take before your car stops after applying maximum pressure.
  • KEEP YOUR CAR IN GOOD SHAPE!
  • Many people prefer to drive at night to avoid traffic… but it comes with more hazards. Drive carefully when driving in a dark road…. and for goodness’ sake DON’T DRIVE WITH A BUSTED HEADLIGHT.
  • The last tip on my list…..
  • Take responsibility when driving. You can only control what you do on your wheel, not what your other drivers do. It’s not a time to return phone calls or shave or log onto your e-mail.

     

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