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The basics of safe driving

Published on Aug 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm in car accidents, Firm News.

Safety should be the top concern of every driver in Pennsylvania, especially since distractions are now so widespread. The first step in staying safe on the roadways is to drive attentively. This means never reaching for the phone or picking things up from the floor. “Buzzed” and drowsy driving are examples of impairment that are to be avoided by all motorists.

The second tip is to drive defensively. This means being aware of other drivers and expecting them to do the unexpected. A 2-second cushion can help prevent rear-end collisions, but in bad weather, it should be bumped up to 4 seconds. Thirdly, drivers should plan their schedules in such a way as to avoid rushing. It’s important to factor time for pulling over to eat or making calls. Before going out, drivers should adjust the seat, mirrors and climate control.

The fourth major tip is composed of various established safety practices: wearing a seatbelt, keeping the children buckled in, keeping any cargo from moving around and having essential items within easy reach. Drivers should never speed as this is against the law and will give them less time to react to dangers. It’s important to be cautious when changing lanes and never cut others off.

There are many ways that drivers can be negligent, so after an auto accident, it’s important for victims to find out how the other was to blame. This is where a lawyer can come in, evaluate the case and have experts investigate the crash. The lawyer can even negotiate for a settlement out of court, litigating only if negotiations fail.

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