February 7, 2022 | Car Accidents
Statistics have shown us that as many as 90% of all car accidents could be avoided with common sense and some basic defensive driving skills. Here are some easy ways to avoid car accidents using what should be common sense – but with the number of drivers causing accidents every day, it appears not everyone understands these basics!
Leave Your Phone in Your Pocket
Countless studies have shown that using your cell phone and driving is a deadly combination. Even if you think you can talk and drive at the same time; the fact is your brain is not fully focused on the road when you’re having a conversation on the phone. Texting and driving offers the same risks as drinking and driving. The best way to avoid a car accident is to keep your attention 100% on the road, 100% of the time.
Don’t Drink or Use Drugs When You’re Going to Drive
Everyone over the age of 8 can tell you about the dangers associated with drinking and driving, or driving under the influence of drugs. But that doesn’t stop people from doing it! Avoid car accidents by avoiding alcohol and drugs if you will be driving; and don’t get in the car with anyone else who has been partying.
Don’t Try to Drive When You’re Tired
Driving when you’re tired is similar to driving while drunk. Your reaction time is slower, and you are at risk of actually falling asleep at the wheel with the car in motion. If you feel yourself getting drowsy, pull over and rest. Sometimes, a cup of coffee or a soda might be enough to push through the last few miles – but if you are still tired after taking a break or getting caffeine, make sure you pull over and take a nap before you drive again.
Avoiding car accidents with common sense will reduce your risks for injury or car damages. If you are in a car accident, call or email experienced Westchester County car accident attorneys for an evaluation of your case.