TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014
Did you know that there are steps you can take to avoid a car accident?
- Before you start the engine, make sure the warning lights are off, such as the gas line, engine coolant, and engine light.
- Keep a watchful eye. Keep looking around you on both sides of the road. Constantly check your rear-view mirror.
- Check blind spots before you change lanes. Checking your blind spots before you move in the next land helps avoid side-swiping accidents.
- Be careful when you are driving side-by-side with another car for a few minutes. Pull ahead or behind to get out of the other driver's blind spot.
- Look both ways before you enter an intersection, even if you have a green light
- Watch for emergency vehicles and give the right-of-way. Sometimes emergency vehicles drive through red lights or against traffic.
- Use signal lights. When you use the signal light, you are warning others that you want to change lanes.
- Follow the laws. Most people have accidents because they didn't follow the laws. Speeding and drunk driving are the top two.
- Keep a safe distance. The safe distance depends on the speed.
- Plan your driving. You may want to chose a longer route, or one with less traffic, or is easier to drive.
- Keep your vehicle slower than the speed limits at turns or steep roads. You never know what is going to come from the other side.
- Don't let driving distractions make you a statistic.
Article source: Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company
- Cell phone use, texting
- Reaching for objects in the car
- Applying makeup
- Eating while driving
- Other passengers or pets in the vehicle
- Turning dials or entries on in-vehicle navigation systems
- "Sight seeing" out the window
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