Precautions To Prevent Motor Vehicle Accidents

Precautions To Prevent Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents happen every second of every day. If you would like to decrease your risks of being involved in a motor vehicle accident, you can take the following precautions:

Drive Slower

Speed is often a contributing factor to car accidents. When you slow down, you have more time to react if something should happen and more time to avoid a potential car accident.

Use Turn Signals

To help other drivers know what your intentions are, always use your turn signals. If you will be making a right or left hand turn, flip your signal on far in advance to allow the drivers behind you enough notice to slow down and avoid rear ending you.

Get a Back Up Camera

One way to avoid car accidents that are caused from the blind spot behind your vehicle is to have a back up camera installed. A small monitor over your rear view mirror or in your vehicle’s dashboard will allow you to see the area directly behind your bumper which is normally a blind spot.

Keep Your Focus on Driving

There are many things that can distract you while driving, from kids in the backseat to the radio to your cell phone – any time your eyes and mind are on anything other than driving you are putting yourself at an increased risk for a car accident. Stay focused and stay safe!

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact NY car accident lawyers for advice on what to do next.

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