When you are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, driving safely should be your priority. Your life and the lives of others count on it. Unfortunately, distractions on the road are only increasing, especially with the pervasive presence of smartphones. It is important to remember that, even though we might all lead busy lives and are tempted to multi-task, nothing should take precedence over the responsibility we have to be safe drivers.
- Focus. Your attention should be on driving at all times. Engaging in activities that take your attention away from the road increases your chances of having an accident.
- Defensive Driving: To drive defensively means to be aware of your surroundings at all times and to always be prepared for the unexpected. Remember to keep a 2-second cushion between you and the car in front of you, or 4 seconds in inclement weather.
- Plan Ahead: To avoid distractions on the road, plan ahead for rest stops to eat, make phone calls, or take care of any other business that requires your attention.
- Be Safe: Using a phone while driving is not the only way to distract yourself while on the road. Retrieving items that fall to the floor, having to secure items while driving, or reaching for items that are within reach, can all serve as dangerous distractions for drivers. If you really need to reach for something or adjust cargo, pull over to do so.
Experienced Denver Car Accident Attorneys
In the United States, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death. Most of these accidents are avoidable and usually caused by negligence or irresponsible driving. If you or someone in your family sustained injuries in an auto accident, you can pursue compensation for damages. At Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C., our skilled legal team is ready to stand by your side and protect your rights.
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