Dos And Don'ts Of Driving To Prevent Auto Accidents

Many motor vehicle operators partake in activities that they shouldn't while driving. Even if the actions don't seem like too big of a deal, they take the drivers attention away from the road, which increases their chances of being involved in an auto accident. The incidents are not fair to the other motorists practicing safe driving as they can become involved in the collision as well. However, even the safest practices are not always enough to keep car crashes at bay. Still, read further to discover some of the things you should do, along with some of the things that you shouldn't, to stay safe and secure on our Florida roadways. 

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If you or a loved one become injured in a crash, you may be entitled to a fair compensation amount for the damages. Proving fault in these situations can be quite tricky, but luckily, our firm is here to help. The team will obtain witness testimonies, police reports, and other pieces of evidence to build the strongest case possible. Personal injury cases are paid on a contingency fee basis, so you don't have to pay unless compensation is recovered. Additionally, the initial case review is free, which means there are no upfront costs. Don't delay any longer. Instead, give us a call and schedule an appointment at one of our offices in...

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Without Further Ado, Things Not To Do While Behind The Wheel

• Don't Play On Your Smartphone

Technology has become an essential part of almost everyone's life today. Devices and gadgets have even made their way into the vehicles themselves. However, research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that about 9 people are killed and over 1000 injured in auto accidents each day that involve distracted driving, so it is best just to set your phone aside and wait to use it at an appropriate time. The act could save drivers and passengers alike from pain, suffering, or death. Avoid getting absent-minded from receiving texts or calls, and instead, keep your attention on the task at hand, driving.

• Save Meals For Suitable Places

How many times have you seen someone eating while driving? The number is probably too high to keep track. It is not an uncommon practice for Florida motorists or others across the nation. However, it is also a habit that people should avoid. Controlling a vehicle is difficult enough, but when one's concentration is diverted towards filling their belly, the task becomes that much harder. The operator can easily forget to turn on a blinker while switching lanes and crash into another car.

Plus, when the individual has a burger or drink in hand, their grip on the wheel can become slippery. If it slips while making a turn, once again, they can collide with another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a stationary object. So, do yourself and everyone else on the road a favor. Eat your meals at a location that doesn't have danger lurking around every corner.

Items To Do While Operating A Car

• Always Pay Attention To Your Surroundings

Although traffic can be flowing smoothly, everything can change in the blink of an eye. The car in front of you can slam on brakes to miss an obstacle such as a fallen tree limb, another vehicle, or even a person. Of course, when the operator behind them is daydreaming, they can hit the car in front of them in the rear. Don't leave anything to chance when health and well-being are at stake. Rather, keep your head on a swivel, watch for potential hazards, and with any luck, you will remain safely out of harm's way.

• Give Plenty Of Warning Before Turning

Everyone is likely guilty of whipping into a driveway or onto a side street a little too quickly at one point or another in their driving career. While it makes for a fun ride sometimes, the person behind you probably doesn't find the event quite so amusing. Plus, if you fail to signal at an appropriate distance, there is the possibility of them hitting your vehicle in the back. Damages such as whiplash, brain injuries, and more become feasible in such instances. So, give adequate the adequate warning and avoid these issues altogether.


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