Like many people, you spend a lot of time behind the wheel. And like many people, you will do whatever you can to remain safe at all times.
Unfortunately, even if you’re taking steps to remain safe, there are times when other drivers make a mistake. If this happens and you’re driving in close proximity to the other driver, it’s possible you could be involved in an accident.
To help protect yourself, it’s a good idea to become familiar with the most common driving errors. Consider the following:
— Distracted driving. This can mean many things, including but not limited to: conversing with passengers, texting, talking on a cellphone, or eating.
— Following too closely. There is never a good time to “tailgate” another vehicle. Instead, it’s important to leave enough space at all times.
— Speeding. Speed limits are posted for a reason. Every driver should follow these, even if it doesn’t appear to make sense.
— Incorrect merging. This often comes into play when a driver is merging onto the highway.
— Neglecting to look before backing up. Even with a backup camera, it’s still important to look behind your vehicle to see if there are other cars or pedestrians.
Were you or a loved one recently injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver? If so, you need to focus on your health, well being, and treatment schedule. From there, learn more about the cause of the accident. If you find that the other party was at fault, you may be in position to file a lawsuit to seek compensation.
Source: Auto Blog, “Crash! The Top 5 Driving Errors,” accessed May 15, 2017