Car accidents often lead to injuries, property damage, and even death. Fortunately, however, most car accidents are caused by specific identifiable behaviors. By avoiding these behaviors, drivers greatly decrease their chances of being involved in car crashes. Below are five bad habits to avoid when driving in Georgia.
Speeding is a major cause of car accidents in Georgia. Generally, the faster you drive, the longer it takes you to stop, thereby decreasing your ability to avoid collisions. If you avoid speeding, your odds of being involved in a crash will greatly decrease.
Driving under the influence
Driving under the influence is never a good idea. Much like speeding, drinking and driving can negatively affect your reaction time, making an accident all but inevitable when you’re inebriated. If you plan on drinking, either use a designated driver, call a taxi, or use a ride-sharing service.
Driving while distracted
Distracted driving can be just as bad as drunk driving. To put it simply: when you’re distracted, you aren’t watching the road. And this can lead to bad things. The advent of smartphones has greatly increased the number of car accidents in Georgia over the last few years, as many people now browse the internet and text their friends while driving. Remember, anything that keeps your eyes off the road increases the risk that you’ll be involved in a car accident. When you’re behind the wheel, focus on driving.
Failing to check blind spots
When you fail to check your blind spots, you greatly increase your odds of being involved in an automobile accident. In addition to checking your mirrors, you absolutely must also look over your shoulder to ensure that there isn’t a car in your blind spot before you change lanes.
Finally, avoid inpatient behaviors when driving. Cutting off other drivers, weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating, driving aggressively, and driving through yellow lights are all inpatient behaviors that lead to accidents. Avoiding these behaviors will reduce your risk of getting into an accident.
Contact Our Lithonia Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. At E.N Banks-Ware Law Firm, LCC, we are ready and willing to assist you with all of your personal injury needs. When we take on your case, our experienced Georgia attorney will conduct an extensive investigation to understand the circumstances of your accident and will work strategically to demonstrate the other party’s liability. We will handle all the details, including any dealings with the insurance company so that you can focus on recovering. Above all, we will work closely with you to make sure you obtain the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve. Please contact our experienced attorney today to set up a free consultation.