Paying attention to the road and surrounding cars while you are driving is important. Many accidents are caused by distracted drivers. Here are some tips to pay attention to while you drive.
- Keep your speed at a safe level
Speeding and driving too fast is called reckless driving and can harm you or those around you. You can even cause an accident to others by causing them to crash and still be held liable, not to mention you can receive a big ticket for driving over the speed limit. If you were hit by another driving always be sure to follow the proper steps.
- Keep your distance
Keep a safe driving distance away from the car in front of you. If you are following another car, keep at least a gap between the two cars so if there is an accident, you won’t get hit by someone else’s car. If you are riding in another car, make sure the driver is keeping enough space between your car and the next one.
- Look to the left, look to the right, look to the left again
This is called scanning and it is a good trick to keep your eyes on other cars and not fixate on one car. This is true if you are at an intersection or the freeway. Always be aware of other cars, pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles or anything else that might be on the road. Personal injury lawyers in NY see many lawsuits because people simply did not check around them before accelerating.
- Do not use electronics during while driving
In New York, it is against the law to use your phone while driving. Especially texting and driving is more dangerous than drinking and driving. If you text and drive it is equivalent to being over the legal alcohol limit, your reaction time is impaired in the same way. Make sure your phone is out of reach so the temptation to use it does not get in the way of your driving. If you are caught using your phone; talking or texting while behind the wheel you can receive a ticket and points on your license.
A lot of people have been killed because they were distracted. It is better to be safe than sorry. Driving distracted will never end well so it’s safest if you just don’t do it at all. Pay attention while driving and make sure that you are always aware of what is going on around you.
If you were hit by a distracted driver contact an award-winning local accident attorney today:
Ribowsky Law 109-12 Jamaica Ave, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 718-659-5333 https://www.mrinjurylawyerny.com/