11 Tips To Avoid Vehicular Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, there are roughly 5.25 million car accidents in the U.S. every year. That means there is an accident every 60 seconds. 

Here are 11 tips commonly recommended to minimize your chances of being involved in any type of accident involving a moving vehicle. 

1. Slow Down

Driving the posted speed limit reduces your odds of being involved in an accident. Remember that road conditions may require driving below the posted limit to avoid spinouts, uncontrolled skids, and other threats.

2. Avoid Distractions

It’s easy to be distracted by passengers, electronic devices, and things happening around you. Pay attention to the road, not what your passenger is saying or a cellphone call.

3. Get Plenty Of Rest

Driving when you’re tired is never a good idea. Far too many people fall asleep at the wheel and crash or simply don’t react quickly enough to avoid an accident when they’re overtired. 

4. Pay Attention To Pedestrians

Pedestrians and bicycle riders don’t always behave in ways you expect to see. That means drivers need to be vigilant and pay close attention to what pedestrians and bike riders are doing. 

5. Read All Road Signs

Ignoring signs is easy because there are so many of them. Paying close attention to all signs reduces the chances a driver will be surprised by curves, bad weather, or stopped traffic.

6. Don’t Follow Too Closely

Rear-end accidents are all too common, and most of those incidents can be avoided by allowing enough space between your vehicle and the one ahead. 

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