Focusing on distractions such as texting or talking on a cellphone inevitably takes away from your focus on the road. As a result, many road accidents are caused by distracted driving. Make it a rule to keep your phone on silent and out of reach when you are driving, and if you urgently need to make contact with someone, pull over safely and use your phone while parked.
Speeding and Risky Driving
Engaging in risky driving behaviours such as speeding, ignoring traffic signals, or driving too close to the vehicle in front of you, you are considerably more likely to get into an accident. Most risky driving behaviour is due to feeling rushed, so always plan your trips with plenty of extra time to get to your destination.
When a driver has been drinking or is otherwise impaired, they are much more likely to get into an accident that harms themselves or others. These accidents are completely preventable if people simply act more responsibly when consuming alcohol or cannabis.
Similarly to inebriated driving, driving while very tired alters your ability to focus on the road. Many people nod off while driving and get into an accident this way. Accidents due to fatigues driving are especially common during the summer months, when more people are taking long road trips. If you begin to feel very tired when driving, pull over and park somewhere safe, drink water, take a nap if you need to, and do not get back on the road until you feel alert.
Many road accidents are preventable if drivers are cautious and deliberate in their driving. If you have been injured in a car accident due to the carelessness of another party, you may be eligible for compensation. Talk to the lawyers at Hoogbruin & Company today for more information.