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Simple Actions You Can Take to Prevent Deaths in an Auto Accident

  • By Craig Kidwell
  • 31 Jul, 2017
Simple Actions You Can Take to Prevent Deaths in an Auto Accident

While many fatalities in auto accidents are preventable, around 1.3 million people die worldwide in car crashes each year. Regardless of whose fault an accident is survivors often have to seek legal counsel. Personal injury attorneys can be helpful in these lawsuits.

Learn all you can about preventing car crashes before you get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Also, be sure to take the following actions to help prevent deaths in car crashes. Being proactive about your safety and the safety of others can empower you to be a safer driver. Keep reading to learn more about safe driving.

Buckle Up Every Time You Drive

Make a habit of buckling your seat belt every single time you get behind the wheel of a car. Insist that every other person in the car does the same. Not only will you be setting a good example, but you may also help save a friend's life.

Buckling your seatbelt can seem like a drag. If you are wearing a nice outfit or simply don't like the snug fit of a seat belt, you may want to skip it. But, you will regret not wearing your seat belt if you are in a crash. Wearing a seat belt is the best way to reduce injuries and save human lives in a car accident. You will regret not wearing your seat belt if you are in a crash.

Never Text While You Drive

Texting while driving can be tempting when something is going on with your friends. Or when you are eager to communicate about something. But, even a split second of distracted driving can be fatal. Texting is distracting and it's one of the most common distracted driving behaviors. Distracted driving kills nine people every day.

CBS News reported that almost half of drivers feel comfortable texting while driving. Don't ever let yourself be one of those drivers. Turning your phone off before you even start the car might be a good way to avoid texting and driving. If you're worried you could try leaving your phone in the glove compartment so that it's out of sight and out of mind.

Slow Down Your Driving

Speeding is a major cause of deaths in car crashes. Thousands of people die each year in auto accidents that happen when one of the drivers was speeding. Before you start the car, make a commitment to follow all posted speed limits. It might be wise to check the speed limits on unfamiliar roads.

Sometimes bad weather changes the road conditions. When this happens going the posted speed limit may not be safe or in your best interest. Make sure you assess these situations carefully so you can make the best choice. Usually, really bad weather, like snow or rain is a good time to slow down. Remember it's easy to lose control of your car on a patch of black ice.

Also, be sure you never run a red light or otherwise ignore any traffic signs that you see along the way. Traffic signs are there for your protection and keep the roads safe. Other than speeding, obeying traffic signs is the best way to keep yourself and the road safe.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident that resulted in a serious injury or death, seek legal advice about your case. The caring and experienced attorneys at Kidwell & Gallagher LTD can help you. They will help protect your best interests and fight for your well-deserved compensation. These professional attorneys can represent you. Call them today at 775-735-1000 for a consultation today.

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