Improving Roadway SafetySeptember 29, 2017
Despite our best efforts to follow the rules of the road and make responsible choices every time we get behind the wheel, car accidents continue to be an unfortunate reality that can cause massive property damage, serious injuries, and loss of life. A car accident can be caused by a wide range of factors, including poor road conditions, inclement weather, distracted driving, drunk driving, and reckless driving, to name a few. Most, if not all of these wrecks, can be prevented by making safe and responsible choices, and by avoiding common pitfalls. The following safety tips can help you and other motorists on the road avoid serious car accidents and keep our roads and highways as safe as possible.
Maintain Your Vehicle
If your car is not properly maintained, it is more likely to break down. This can be very dangerous if you are driving at high speeds, particularly if you have a tire blowout on a busy highway, or if your brakes fail because they have not been replaced. Read through your vehicle’s owner maintenance manual so that you have a clear understanding of the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions. In addition to checking your car’s brakes and tires, make sure that you have a qualified mechanic conduct a bumper to bumper service check on your vehicle. Not only will this will keep your car running smoothly for years to come, but it will keep you and other occupants of your vehicle safe and secure.
Obey the Speed Limit
Excessive speeding can be extremely dangerous, particularly if the driver is tailgating, swerving in and out of lanes, or other forms of reckless driving. When you maintain the proper speed limit, you are better able to control your vehicle in the event that something goes wrong, or you need to react quickly. Most roads and interstate highways have speed limits that are well-marked. Next time you are tempted to exceed the speed limit, keep in mind that the repercussions can range from steep fines and higher insurance premiums, to serious accidents involving multiple fatalities. In short, speeding is never worth the risk.
Anytime you are operating a motor vehicle, it is crucial that you are concentrating on the road at all times. Too often, drivers send and read text messages or talk on the phone while driving. Other forms of distracted driving include eating, changing the radio station, looking at something or someone in the back seat, or any other behavior that takes your attention away from the road. Looking away from the road for a few seconds can have devastating consequences that you will have to live with for the rest of your life.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Advocate for Victims of Car Accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton are on your side. We will guide you through the claims process and address all of your questions and concerns along the way. Our dedicated team will obtain the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation, do not hesitate to call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
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