Nobody wants to be in an accident. And while they are often unavoidable – especially to innocent bystanders, there are some moments in which you can avoid a collision. Here are a few tips on how you can avoid an accident.
Put your cell phone away
We’ve all heard it – cell phones distract us from the road. That split second that you check what that notification was for, can be all that it takes.
Keep your eyes on the road at all times
Sure – this one is an obvious but it’s just so easy to take your focus off of the road and take in that distraction. Avoid that accident by keeping your focus on the road at all times.
Set your music when you are stationary
While music can take your attention off of the road, there’s no reason to stop listening to your favourite song. However, it’s important to not get stuck fiddling with tuning your radio or updating your playlist while on the move.
Check on your route before leaving
Being prepared helps get you in the right mindset. Check ahead to see if there is any construction or traffic on your route – increased congestion can lead to an increased risk of accidents.
Take care for the rules of the road
Sure there may not be any cops around – or maybe there aren’t any cars at the stop street, but it’s important to take care and follow the rules of the road. A few extra seconds to stop at the stop sign or yield before entering an intersection may be all that you need to avoid an accident.
Some accidents are just unavoidable – and tend to happen at the most inconvenient times. Immediately following your accident and once you’ve made sure everyone is safe and healthy, it’s time to give our team a call. By calling us as soon as possible after your accident, we can help you. From organising your accident replacement vehicle – helping you get back on the road as quickly as possible – to assisting with your insurance claim, our team is ready.