Defensive Driving Tips to Avoid Car Accidents
By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on September 6, 2017 | In Accidents
The scene of a car accident is a common sight for Maryland drivers. Witnessing another motorist’s misfortune is usually enough to make us drive more carefully the rest of the way to our destination. Unfortunately, reckless drivers and unforeseen road hazards can take even the most diligent driver by surprise.
In order to protect yourself from becoming involved in a car accident, it is always wise to:
- Allow for space cushions on every side of your car, so you always have an “out” in case of a collision or a sudden stop ahead of you
- Respect the weather and adjust your driving behavior on dangerous roads
- Avoid driving when you are tired
- Avoid potential distractions, such as cell phones
If you are used to driving a certain route multiple times a week, be all the more cautious that you do not neglect defensive driving practices. It is easy to let your attention wander when you are making a familiar commute, but you should always be prepared for a negligent driver to make a dangerous lane change, or for a sudden change in traffic patterns.
If you have been injured in a car accident in the Baltimore, Maryland area, our experienced car accident attorneys at Cohen & Dwin, P.A. are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.