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6 Ways To Avoid A Car Accident
Cars are amazing machines.
They provide freedom and comfortable transport, capable of moving a family hundreds of miles with just a tank of gasoline.
But, they are also massive metal projectiles, essentially Weapons of Mobile Destruction (WMDs) filled with flammable liquid and often your loved ones. Keeping them safe and the ride enjoyable should be paramount for all drivers.
The risks are real. For 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 5,687,000 police-reported crashes, with 2,313,000 injuries and 32,719 fatalities.
Allstate insurance has put a different perspective on the numbers, finding that drivers average about one accident per decade.
There are simple steps that can be taken to reduce your risks, as outlined below. The key points are to obey the traffic laws, be predictable, avoid distractions, drive rested, and steer clear of alcohol and drugs.
Do this, and you’ll help make the roads safer for all.
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1/Drunk or Drug Induced Driving,
The sobering reality of drunk & Drug driving is that it is obviously a dangerous behavior, yet too often drivers get behind the wheel with alcohol or Drugs, in their bloodstream, impairing judgment and slowing reaction time
Commute in any populated area and you’re bound to see people driving too slowly, occasionally weaving while talking on the phone, or Texting, Please don’t do this, its very annoying and very dangerous.
A speed limit exists for a reason, and it isn’t just to be a broken.And is set as a MAXIMUM, Exceeding a posted speed limit means you have elected to drive faster than was intended for that road, putting others at risk, all while consuming more fuel. The faster you go, the less reaction time you have and the more skills are necessary to avoid an accident.
It’s important to be on alert when you’re driving in the parking lot. Most people behind the wheel are so focused on finding a parking spot that they aren’t watching what else is going on. Children can be very difficult to see in a busy parking lot, especially at night. They can be exited very quickly and dart from between parked cars, right in your driving line.
5/Drive the right car
In addition to being conscientious with your driving behavior, choosing a good-performing car with excellent safety marks and proven reliability can further reduce your risks.
6/Advanced safety systems
Standard on new cars since 2012, electronic stability control has been shown to lower the risk of a fatal single-vehicle crash by about half and the risk of a fatal rollover by as much as 80 percent, according to IIHS. The latest cars can benefit from advanced safety features, such as front-collision mitigation, that can actively help avoid an accident, or at least reduce its severity.
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