As a driver, it’s on you to stay as safe as possible. While you can never fully predict another driver’s actions, you can do things on your own that help you avoid harm. Below, we’ll provide you with some essential defensive driving tips to help you whenever you get behind the wheel of your vehicle.
Always Give Enough Space
Never follow too closely to the vehicle in front of you. It’s nearly impossible to predict how they will react, and if you’re too close when the driver slams on their brakes, you can run into them at high rates of speed. The damage stemming from this type of crash can be catastrophic to you and the other driver.
Follow the Laws of the Road
Posted speed limits and traffic signs exist for a reason. They are designed to keep you safe. If you don’t follow the laws, the problems can go beyond getting a ticket. You can cause a severe collision that results in harm to you and others on the road.
Indicate Your Intentions
Whatever you call them—blinkers or indicators—they are there for you to use whenever you’re driving. You use them to indicate when you are going to merge lanes or turn. By using them, you give the driver behind you an idea of your intentions to avoid a crash. When you use your blinkers, you give other drivers a chance to slow down and allow you room to do what you’re going to do.
Avoid Any Distractions
No matter how comfortable you may feel, never drive with distractions present. Whether you have passengers in the car with you, receive a text, or like to listen to music, do everything you can to remove distractions. It’s easy for any distraction to lead to a catastrophic collision and subsequent harm.
Unfortunately, all the defensive driving tips in the world only work so much if other drivers are negligent. When someone else causes you to sustain harm in a crash, you can work with our Wilmington car accident attorneys at David & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC to safeguard your rights. Our team will pursue the compensation you deserve when you need it most.