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December 6, 2020 2 min to read

Top tips to avoid road accidents

Category : Transportation

Road accidents are terrible news. People lose their lives every day, others lose their kin while others are left with permanent disabilities just because of road accidents. It is so sad to see cases of road accidents in almost all media channels every day.

Nobody plans or imagines getting a car accident but because they do happen anyway, taking precaution is paramount. You need to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Fortunately, there are safety moves you can make and avoid road accidents. Below are super helpful tips and methods you can use while on the road and prevent an accident.

1. Be careful with blind spots

Your rear-view and side-view mirrors are there to show you certain specific angles. But as a good driver, it is important to note that there are some blind spots that those mirrors won’t show you.

Thus, it’s upon you to glance over your shoulder and ensure you have a clear view of those blind spots without missing anything.

Also, don’t assume the other drivers on the road are as careful as you are. Beware of their blind spots too because being aware of these blind spots is the best way to avoid an accident.

2. Be sober while driving

Nobody said you shouldn’t party or enjoy your alcoholic drinks. However, driving when you are under the influence is like signing for a death sentence.

Driving requires you to be alert every second and a lot of decisions need to be made within a short time. One wrong move and you will be in a ditch if not a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle.

These are things you can protect yourself from if only you stay off the road or take a taxi home after a night of drinking. You can also ask a friend or a family member to pick you up.

3. Avoid over speeding

Never be tempted to think you are racing with other cars and end up driving beyond the speed limit. Not unless you don’t mind getting a car accident.

Even if it’s an emergency, you will still reach your destination without breaking speed limits. Its better you arrive late than never arrive at all because you were involved in a greasy road accident.

Please, note that all speed limits are set depending on the condition of that road. When you over speed, you pose danger to all road users including pedestrians.

Don’t forget to check other speedy cars too. They could be the one to ruin your journey if you are not careful. Furthermore, in bad weather, you should consider…
 
Continue reading the article and learn more about road accidents on Mike Myers’ blog.
 
 

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