There are many things we can do to reduce the chances of getting into a car crash. While nothing will render you “bulletproof” against involvement in a collision, by following the below advice, you will lower the statistical likelihood of you and your passengers suffering injuries in a car accident.
If you ignore all other advice, please follow these three tips:
1. Don’t drive after drinking alcohol
It’s reasonable enough advice, and it’s also illegal to drink and drive, so why do we have to reference it here? It’s because drivers continue to do it, again and again. The best thing you can do to avoid a collision is to never drink and drive. This means, don’t drive after consuming any quantity of alcohol — or any quantity of drugs either, for that matter. When you’re behind the wheel, you want to be as alert and attentive as humanly possible, and the best way to do that is to not to consume any substances that can impair you.
2. Don’t use a smartphone while driving
Again, we have another activity that is unlawful in Georgia — texting and driving. There’s a reason why motorists are not allowed to use their smartphones while driving. It’s because you need to be looking at the road if you want to safely navigate the ever-shifting environment around you. Using a smartphone while operating the vehicle results in driving blind. Even taking your eyes off the road for a fraction of a second could mean the difference between avoiding a crash and being involved in a fatal collision.
3. Follow the rules of the road
Driving laws exist for a reason. You need to fully stop at a stop sign before you can be certain the way is clear. You need to drive the speed limit so you have enough time to react to traffic around you and so damages will be minimized in the event of a collision. By following the many rules of the road, you will avoid the most prevalent causes of car accidents.
If you suffer injuries in a vehicle crash
If you suffer injuries in a vehicle crash that happened due to no fault of your own, you may want to review the circumstances of your accident and injuries to determine your legal rights and options.