A news article posted on howstuffworks.com states that cars and roads have become a lot safer over the past several years, and as a result, the number of motor vehicle accident deaths has been trending downward over the past decade. The following few tips below are designed to help keep you and your family safe this summer.
Tip #1 – Properly Maintain Your Vehicle – By keeping your motor vehicle well-maintained will not only keep your vehicle in excellent condition for many years, but proper maintenance could also save your life. About 7% of all motor vehicle accidents are a result of an improperly maintained motor vehicle. Improperly maintain vehicles could lead to accidents caused by tire failures, brake failures, steering problems, Engine failure, and many other collisions.
Tip #2 – Practice Defensive Driving – Defensive driving is best described as “yielding two other drivers.” For example, if you were driving along the interstate in a car that wants to merge ahead of you, it’s defensive to change lanes to allow the car ahead of you to merge into traffic. In other words, you were looking out for everyone else to avoid a motor vehicle collision. In fact, defensive driving can help reduce your chances of being involved in a potentially dangerous road rage incident.
Tip #3 – Do not follow Too Closely – it is always a good idea to leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. A significant number of automobile accidents occur in rear-end collisions. These accidents are often avoidable by simply allowing more distance between you and the car or cars ahead of you.
Tip #4 – Wear Your Seatbelt – Most people do not know how important and life-saving wearing a seatbelt is to safety. Most people assume that wearing a seatbelt simply prevents them from striking the steering wheel, dashboard, or the seats in front of them while seated in the rear of the car. However, seatbelts are life-saving because, oftentimes, motor vehicles begin to roll over several times in an accident, and the occupants inside the motor vehicle are typically thrown out of the motor vehicle and, in almost every case, are tragically killed as a result.
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