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In 2018, about 40,000 people were killed in car accidents. It is said that new teenage drivers caused most of these accidents. It is true that we cannot avoid an accident and it can happen anytime. Although, there are things that we can do to prevent these accidents from occurring or, at least, lessen the chance of the incident and the damages as well.
Below are some defensive driving tips to avoid road accidents:
Do Not Use Your Cellphone while Driving
Even though you are using a hands-free device, talking to someone on the phone keeps your attention away from the road. If there is an emergency and need to make a call or need to answer an incoming call, pull over to a parking lot or at the side of the road before taking it.
Be Attentive to All Traffic Signs
Ignoring traffic signs increases the risk of an accident. Be attentive to all traffic signs no matter how much you are familiar with the road. Obey the traffic lights as well. Make a full stop when the red light is on even though it seems that no vehicles are crossing. An innocent wrong move may result in an unfortunate accident.
Keep Your Distance from Other Vehicles
Make sure that there is plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. A vehicle may suddenly stop when something happened ahead of them. You also don’t want to rear-end a vehicle in front of you as you are going to be in deep trouble even if it is the other driver’s fault. Whatever happens ahead of the road, space can give you enough time to slow down and stop to avoid the accident.
Have an Auto Insurance
Remember that you are responsible for yourself, everyone in a vehicle with you and others driving around you when you are driving a vehicle. Auto insurance can save you from tons of expenses when an accident happened. Its coverage pays for car damages or theft, legal responsibilities to others for injuries or damages to properties, and medical costs for treating injuries and rehabilitation. Sometimes, it also covers lost wages and funeral expenses.
Whenever you are driving, always consider your safety and the safety of others with you. It is wise to get insurance to protect yourself financially when an unfortunate incident occurs.
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