If everyone in the world used common sense, defensive driving tactics and followed traffic laws, the number of people who die in auto collisions would sharply decline. In fact, some safety experts would agree that auto accident deaths would virtually become a thing of the past. If you want to help support a safer world and drive your vehicle the "right" way to avoid accidents and fatalities, take the following advice to heart:
-- Don't allow yourself to be distracted by a mobile device. Smartphones cause you to take your eyes off the road and this can be fatal. Put all of your devices out of reach while driving.
-- Follow the speed limit. Speed limits are designed to reduce the threat of accidents, help you control your vehicle and reduce the severity of injuries in the event of a collision.
-- Never drink and drive. This should be common sense, and today we have other options to get home, but many motorists still take unnecessary risks by driving while buzzed or drunk.
-- Avoid tailgating at all costs. You need to give the traffic around you sufficient space to avoid getting into a serious collision.
-- Never forget to buckle up. Wearing a seat belt dramatically increases your chances of survival in the event of a serious crash.
If you still get hurt in spite of your determined efforts to be safe on the road, your injuries -- and the accident -- might be the fault of another motorist. Auto accident victims can contact our law firm to evaluate their legal rights and options.