The winter months come with hectic, busy times thanks to the holiday season moving at full force. Car accidents happen, and some may be unavoidable, but many can be avoided by taking a few tips to heart. For instance, if you’re traveling on a highway, avoid speeding in the fast lane, since this lane is where most highway accidents take place. You should stay in the middle lane, since this lane gives you the most escape routes, IE: You can move to the right or left in case of an emergency.
Blind spots are another hazard to remember. Foggy mirrors and frost on windows are no excuse for failing to look into blind spots alongside your vehicle. Make sure your car windows are clear and that your mirrors are adjusted before you hit the road. Go as far as to slightly turn to look behind you if you aren’t sure if the lane is clear; that could save a life.
When you drive, you want to be as in control of your vehicle as possible. Hands positioned at 9 and 3 o’ clock are best, since this position gives you the most control over the wheel. You can maneuver faster with your hands placed at these positions, making it easier to avoid a crash or impact.
Of course, it’s not your job to monitor other drivers, and it’s not always easy to avoid those who are distracted or driving dangerously. If you’re involved in a fatal collision, you could be mourning the loss of someone very close to you, and it’s important that your voice is heard. Our website has more about the steps you can take next.