Top safe driving Tips On How to Avoid an Automobile Accident
Don't Text While Your Driving
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field.
In addtion, reaching for a phone, dialing, etc triples your risk of getting into an accident.
Place One Hand at 3:00 O Clock And The Other 9:00 O Clock
This position allows a driver to make the most coordinated and quickest response during an emergency.
You don't want to be caught in an emergency situation with only one hand on the wheel.
Anticipate Unexpected Changes in Traffic
Pay attention to the flow of traffic so that you can anticipate any changes. Often you can be made aware of an emergency just by watching
the flow of the vehicles several yards in front of you.
Know Your Blind Spots
Just about every vehicle has at least one blind spot. These are minor flaws in a vehicle construction that block your vision for one reason or another.
Blind spots are why you should always turn your head to make sure a lane is clear before moving over.
Know Your Car's Limits
Many accidents happen simply because a driver pushed their vehicle beyond the limits of what it was capable of. Whether you are driving
a Toyota Prius or a Chevrolet Camaro, know how fast you can safely maneuver your vehicle, as well as its emergency stopping capability.
Avoid The Left (Fast) Lane
Whether you are driving a Toyota Prius or a Chevrolet Camaro, know how fast you can safely maneuver your vehicle, as well as its emergency
Avoid the fast lane during your commute by using either the center or right lanes whenever possible. These lanes give you the most available
escape routes should an emergency situation arise. Not surprisingly, most highway accidents occur in the fast lane.
Following too closely to any vehicle does not give you enough time to execute an emergency maneuver. It is recommended to maintain at
least a 3-second lead between you and the vehicle in front at all times (5-seconds during bad weather).
Dont Drive At Night Unless You Have To
Nighttime driving is particularly hazardous for a number of reasons. One, it is more difficult to see. Two, this
is the time when drivers feel the most fatigue. Three, you will have the greatest chance of meeting up with a drunk driver at night.