Car Accidents: How to Prevent Yourself from Causing an Accident

Car accidents are one of the biggest killers in the world. Thousands of people die every year because of negligent driving. This becomes worse over holiday periods. The worst thing is that most of these accidents could have been prevented if the drivers were smarter and more considerate to their fellow drivers. We hope that all our readers would like to avoid ever being the cause of such an unnecessary accident. So, we want to share a few tips to prevent you from causing car accidents as far as possible.

Don’t talk on your cell phone. We know you hear this a lot, but it is very important. Talking or texting on a cell phone has become one of the leading causing of car accidents. You should not attempt to multi-task while driving. Your life and the lives of the other drivers on the road are in the balance. It is your responsibility to stay focused and alert while driving. Don’t use your cell phone while driving. No call is worth taking a life.

Don’t drink and drive. Those famous words are very true. Alcohol diminishes your ability to focus and drive. If you have alcohol in your system, you can be sure that your reflexes will be slower and that your depth perception may be influenced. Driving when you have had a few drinks is very irresponsible. We often hear things like ‘it will never happen to me’ or ‘it has never happened and I’ve driven under the influence before’. The problem is you never know which time will be the last time.

Maintain your car. It is also your responsibility to maintain your car. Your lights should always be functional – head lights, brake lights, etc. Your car should be serviced when indicated and you should never drive with worn-out or damaged brakes. Make sure that your car’s condition cannot cause an accident.

These are three of the most important tips. If you follow them, you are doing your part for prevention. Unfortunately, these actions won’t prevent someone else from crashinginto you, but hopefully, they will make it possible for you to react fast and save your life.