There are many simple precautions you can take in order to avoid a rear-end collision. Although Ashley Injury Lawyers can help you with the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation if you are involved in an accident, it is best for you and everyone surrounding you to avoid a car accident altogether. Things such as keeping your eyes on the road, avoiding distractions (such as a cell phone or your radio), and scanning around continually can all help. Let us help break down road safety tips, so you can avoid a rear-end collision:
- Pay attention. This means avoiding messing around with your radio and keeping off your cell phone (the call or text can wait). These distractions can have terrible effects, especially when driving in high speeds when you are on the freeway.
- Watch for brake lights. Especially when traveling at high speeds. Things happen very quickly. If you see the car/s in front of you braking, it’s a safe bet that you should start slowing down as well.
- Give yourself space. In higher speeds, say on the freeway going about 60 miles per hour, try to keep at least 2-3 seconds of space between your car and the car in front of you. On average, it takes 1.4 seconds to react to something. Moving at 60 miles per hour, that’s about 150 feet in 1.4 seconds! A lot can happen.
- Make sure your car is up-to-date. Servicing your car is one of the safest things you can do to avoid an accident. Your tires are in direct contact with the road, so having traction is really important to help you brake efficiently.
Although accidents can be avoided, the auto accident attorneys at Ashley Injury Lawyers do understand that sometimes things just happen. In any event, our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are here to help you sort through the details of your case and help you with anything they can. If you’ve been in an accident, call 888-ASHLEY-911 to speak with someone who can help your case.