Last updated: April 9, 2019 By Arvin Reynold
There are several strict rules and laws to prevent car accidents on the road. Even though everything is working fine with the roads, traffic systems, and so on, the rate of car accidents is increasing day by day. As the life of yours matters to you and your family members, you need to make sure of everything to avoid car accidents.
Some car accidents involve the car setting on fire, so you should always carry the fire extinguisher for your car. In this article, I am gonna share some tips so that you can stay safe on the road and avoid car accidents.
10 Tips To Avoid Car Accidents
Car accidents happen due to many reasons and some of the reasons are beyond control. Yet we can take some measures to avoid deadly car accidents. So here are 10 tips that you can follow to make yourself safe on the road.
Don’t Drink & Drive
When you are drunk, your brain does not work the way it supposed to. If you know you have to drive your car, just don’t drink before driving. There are strict laws on several states of the U.S.A. against drunk driving.
In addition, to pay a huge fine, you may end up in the jail or your car can get impounded. You don’t want that happen to you, right?
Be Extra Careful In Heavy Traffic
Let’s say you are very careful in the heavy traffic area, but suddenly a car may come out of nowhere and lead to deadly accidents. So you need to be extra careful in such areas.
Experts recommend keeping sharp eyes on blind spots like the rearview mirrors or highway road signs. Be careful when you need to make any turn in the intersection. If you are driving behind any large truck, it is mostly the drivers can’t see you. So be careful to overpass the truck in such situations.
Avoid Aggressive Drivers
I am pretty sure you have faced such drivers on the road. If not, you will face them sooner or later. They will keep honking if they are tailgating you. The best approach you can take is to give them side so that you can keep far away from these drivers.
Don’t race with them and make them angry. They may not value their lives but you should value yours. Just slow down your car and let them pass. You are safe as long as you can keep yourself at a distant place from such reckless drivers.
Avoid Construction Area
You should find the alternative route to your office, school, or other places if there is any road construction work is going on to your regular route. Construction areas may have debris that can lead to tire blowouts and ultimately lead to road accidents.
Most of the time there may be detours which may be confusing for many and lead to road accidents. It’s better to avoid the construction area for driving always.
Don’t Break Speed Limit
Speed driving leads to losing control which ultimately leads to road accidents. If you are driving your car too fast, you can slow it down immediately when you need to. You are most likely to endanger your life and the life of others as well.
If you want to avoid car accidents, you should never break the speed limit set for the roads. Also, if you are driving a motorcycle with high speed, make sure to wear the motorcycle helmet to protect yourself.
You have a car and your car needs regular maintenance like changing the oil, inflating tires, and other issues. Faulty brakes and tires often lead to serious road accidents. This will avoid sudden stalls or engine failure while you are driving. Regular maintenance of your car will avoid some serious road accidents.
Before you start driving, make sure everything is okay. If your car does not have the built-in rear camera, try to install one. This will help a lot in safe driving.
Beware Of Kids & Animals
You need to exercise more precaution if you are driving in the residential neighborhood. Without your notice, kids may suddenly come in front of your car when you may not have the ability to stop the car. So drive slowly in the residential area.
Also, if you are driving in the countryside highway roads, beware of animals as well. You read it in the newspaper or see in the movies, animals may suddenly cross the road right in front of you while you are driving at the full speed on the highways.
Keep Your Hand On The Steering Wheel
While you are driving, it is wise not to use our cellphone or drinking coffee so that you can always keep your hand on the steering wheel. Doing other things while driving your car may leave the steering wheel unattended and it may lead to serious road accidents.
When you leave the steering wheel unattended, sudden tire blowouts or pothole or a gust of wind will make you lose the control of your car. Ultimately you will end up endangering your own life.
I believe you already know that – tailgating is a prime reason for road accidents. You should keep a distance for at least 3 seconds between your car and the car in front of you. Try to start early so that you don’t have to speed up to make up the time.
When you are in a hurry it is really tempting to tailgate so that you can reach your destination on time. Resist your temptation!
Show Respect To Other Drivers
Roads are public property and everyone has the equal right to it just like you. So you must show respect to the other drivers on the road as well. In return, you get good behavior and respect from them.
As a good citizen of the country, you should report to the authorities if you notice any suspicious driving activity. Eventually, it will make the road safer for everyone.
It’s true that some accidents simply can’t be avoided, but keeping yourself focused on the road while driving and following the above tips, you can surely avoid a lot of unnecessary car accidents. Time is valuable but the life is precious and it is more valuable than everything else. Be safe on the road!