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Tips to Avoid Car Accidents

The best car accident is the one that does not happen at all! Though we cannot prevent every car crash that happens on the roads, and we cannot control how other drivers maneuver their vehicles, we can do our part in becoming the safest drivers possible. Here are some tips on avoiding accidents by practicing safe driving skills:

Stay Focused

Did you know that daydreaming, or distracted driving causes approximately 62% of car accidents? By staying focused on the road and eliminating distractions within your vehicle, such as cell phones, loud music, and antsy passengers, you can lower your chances of being caught off guard and getting involved in an accident.

Be Prepared

Getting into an accident is often the last thing on our minds while we are driving, and definitely not what any of us plan for when we set off on a trip, however, being proactive and anticipating an accident can actually help prevent one from happening. Be sure to leave room between you and the cars in front of you while traveling, and stay aware of your surroundings. 

Stay Well Rested

Did you know that driving drowsy can be as dangerous as driving drunk? Lack of sleep affects your reaction time and your ability to accurately observe your surroundings and safely operate your vehicle. Though fairly preventable, 3 out of 10 people admit to driving while overly drowsy. Boost energy by eating nutritionally, or having someone accompany you on your drive next time you feel like you might nod off. 

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Stay Sober

Approximately 17 million people have admitted to driving drunk. 1 in 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving related accident in their lifetime. These statistics are baffling, when considering that drunk driving is completely preventable with rideshare and taxi options available. 

Buckle Up

Did you know that wearing a seatbelt can reduce your chances of fatal injury in a car accident by 45%? Taking this simple step can benefit you greatly should you get into an accident. 


As you can see, there are several ways that we can prevent accidents from happening, even though we cannot completely control what other drivers decide to do. If you should get into an accident, be sure to contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to handle your case. 


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