We look forward to getting our driver’s licenses from a young age, counting down the days until our 16th birthday comes around and we finally get that shiny car allowing us to take control of the road. But with that shiny new car comes a lot of responsibility. No matter what age we are or how long we’ve been driving, it’s important to always follow the rules of the road. And while there are things out of our control that cause accidents, following these tips will help you avoid them.
Stay focusedYou’ve heard it said again and again: keep your eyes on the road. But even more than your eyes, keep your brain focused on the road as well. Being aware of your surroundings will help you avoid accidents caused by stopping short, missed stop signs, or reckless driving.
Follow the speed limitMany of us love to drive fast, and with busy lives, it often means we are usually in a hurry. But, a speed limit is put in place for one very specific reason: your safety. Sticking to the speed limit allows you to focus on other things and react more efficiently to anything surprising that can happen while driving.
Don’t use your phoneThe best piece of advice we can give you is to not text and drive. Taking your eyes away from the road to send a text, even if it’s just for a second, can cause a major accident. The same can be said for changing songs through your smart phone, making phone calls, or using your phone or tablet for any other reason.
Wear your seatbeltEven if you are just driving down the road, always use your seat belt. Not putting the belt on can be the difference between life and death when an accident occurs—It’s a simple step that can change the outcome of an accident in a big way.
Follow the rules of the roadThere’s a reason all driver’s must pass a test before getting behind the wheel: there’s a lot to know when driving a car. While driving eventually becomes second nature, the rules are something we must always remind ourselves of. Pay attention to stop signs, always make a complete stop, be weary of intersections, and know who has the right of way.
If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, talk to an Ocala accident attorney. With their family approach, Allen Law will help you feel comfortable after you suffer from an accident. Call them at 352-331-6789 to schedule a free consultation.