While it’s true that road accidents happen all the time, we all stand a chance of not getting involved in one if we stick to safe driving.
When we do our best to drive as smartly as we can, we can avoid skyrocketing car insurance premiums. More importantly, we get to keep ourselves, our loved ones, pedestrians, and other drivers safe.
In a world where just about everyone has a smartphone, it’s not surprising that distracted driving is claiming many lives.
In 2018 alone, nearly 3,000 people were killed in accidents caused by drivers texting, fiddling with the GPS, or doing anything that draws their eyes off the road.
When driving, keep your eyes on the road at all times because anything can happen if you look away, even for just a second.
Drunk driving is also a big no-no if you want to stay safe on the road. Far too many lives have already been ruined by people driving under the influence.
The heavy DUI penalties alone should make you think twice about getting behind the wheel after a drink. There’s also the fact that thousands of people have lost their lives over the decades because of alcohol-related accidents.
Perhaps one of the most important things to keep in mind when driving is to follow traffic rules. Many people might not mind them that much, but following road safety rules is crucial to avoiding accidents on the road.
As a driver, you need to know all road signs and traffic signals by heart. You simply cannot hit the road if you have no idea what certain road signs mean because that would be a recipe for disaster.
If you want to know more about road safety rules that everyone must follow, check out the infographic below.
By: Victoria Brown, Content Specialist for Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan