Traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of death worldwide and every time we drive we are exposed to them. Only in the state of Florida, more than 1,000 accidents occur daily. The road is full of constant dangers that we can prevent if we have a safe attitude at the wheel, thinking about our well-being and the others.
Here are some tips to prevent an accident on the road:
- Ensure compliance with the speed limits: The signals are there for something and although your car can go much faster, keep in mind that at a faster speed, less control you´ll have, increasing the braking distance, being more likely to suffer an accident.
- Do not use your phone while driving: Either to speak or to send messages, do not use your phone! It will distract you from everything important that you should pay attention while driving. A single second that you look away from the road mean a long way without a driver, losing your position and your ability to react to any eventuality.
- Fasten your seatbelt: Even today, many drivers ignore this recommendation always to use it, it is like wanting to jump off a plane without a parachute. Do not do it to avoid a ticket or a warning, do it for your life and motivate the other companions of your vehicle to do so.
- Do not drive under the influence of alcohol: The worst thing you can do. You will lose control of yourself and your car, it affects your reflexes and endangers your life and the others on the road.
- Perform periodic maintenance: A good maintenance will help to anticipate damages that may cause an accident. Keeping your vehicle in optimum condition is a safe and responsible practice.
- Do not drive if you are tired: Small sleep states may be fatal while driving. If you notice that you are tired, leave the car, rest before driving or ask for help to whom can drive better than you.
Sometimes it is inevitable to prevent a collision and not even the most expert driver can be completely safe from them. The most important thing is to know how to act in case of an accident. If you had one, you might have the option to claim benefits and you are entitled to treatment.
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