6 Tips to Avoid Car Accidents During the Summer Driving Season

In summer, more and more people take to their cars.

So with more drivers on American roadways, it means more potential for accidents–something you want to avoid at all costs.

To prevent being involved in an accident, here are some tips to help you stay safe while driving this summer:

  • Expand your capacity to look ahead – Rather than always looking directly in front of your vehicle, try looking further down the road.  This will help see troublesome situations early so you can take steps to remain safe.
  • Size up the whole scene – Always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, construction/construction workers, traffic congestion, erratic drivers and changing road conditions.  Don’t be in a hurry if you can help.  Just enjoy the drive.
  • Keep your eyes moving – Avoid staring at an object for longer than two seconds and check your mirrors every 3-5 seconds.
  • Signal your intentionearly – Use your turn signals, horn and lights when appropriate. By giving advance notice of what you’re planning to do, you’ll help encourage other drivers to make correct driving decisions.
  • Plan an escape route – Always stay one step ahead of the game and allow yourself enough time, space and visibility to stop or maneuver smoothly.  Don’t get involved with tailgating.  Leave lots of room between you and the car in front.
  • Take decisive action – By following the preceding tips, you’ll know exactly what to do when a traffic emergency arises and you’ll have the time and space to do it safely.

Sometimes, though, accidents still happen.

If you do find yourself in this situation, then the first thing you need to do is contact Stapleton & Barrera. 

We specialize in both car accident and personal injury law and will defend your rights. Don’t let an unexpected wreck wreak havoc in your life.  Contact us today!

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