According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the summer season presents some of the most hazardous months on US roadways. Traffic spikes from Memorial Day to Labor Day. These spikes mean that extra precautions should be taken to ensure your safety on the roadway and prevent summer car accidents.
Texting and driving is one of the leading causes of accidents in the US today. In addition to not texting while driving, it’s also important to follow these other rules:
Driving while tired is as dangerous as driving while inebriated. Therefore, it’s important that when driving for long periods, you take several breaks and understand the warning signs of fatigue.
Even small distractions can result in fatal car accidents. Here are three common types of distractions to avoid:
Some distractions, such as texting while driving, encompass all three of these types of distractions. Not only should you avoid distractions while driving, you should also drive defensively.
Defensive driving requires that you pay special attention to the other drivers around you, obstacles in the road, and preparation for the unexpected. Anticipating problems may allow you to avoid accidents and other problematic situations. Prepare for your drive by doing the following:
At Saladino & Schaaf, we have years of experience representing Kentuckians in personal injury lawsuits. If another driver injured you in an accident due to negligence, you need to know your rights. Complete our online contact form or call (270) 444-0406 to schedule a free consultation. You may be entitled to recover damages. There are time limits, so it’s important that you contact a personal injury lawyer right away.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Since 1984, this firm and its predecessors have had one goal in mind – to help the victims of personal injury put the pieces of their lives back together.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is a Personal Injury Law Firm with offices in Paducah, KY and Murray, KY. We serve clients throughout Kentucky and Illinois.
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