18 Ways to Prevent Car Accidents Part 3: Techniques
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So far in this article series we have covered mindsets and tactics for helping prevent the likelihood that you get in a car accident. In this piece, we explore specific driving techniques that will allow you to be safer on the road. Protection from car accidents doesn’t need to be just walking out your door and hoping for the best. It all comes down to preparing for the worst and making sure you don’t make common driving mistakes that unnecessarily put you in danger. This article presents you some basic techniques that you can use (and in many cases should already be using) to help improve your safety on the road. Let’s get started!
5 Basic Techniques that Will Help Prevent Car Accidents
In the general sense, these techniques all involve ways to help you become a better driver. You can’t control what other drivers do on the road, only what you do. We start by focusing on the basic techniques that will help prevent car accidents:
- Drive the speed limit. Speed limits aren’t just suggestions. When everyone is driving the same speed, it helps reduce traffic congestion and makes the driving experience smoother and safer for everyone. The speed limit is the speed that has been determined is safe and expedient for you to travel that road.
- Pay extra close attention in school zones or where kids are around. When kids are playing, they may forget where they are and run out onto the road. It’s up to you as a driver to be extra vigilant in places where children play.
- Remind yourself of the meaning of the signs of the road and pay attention to them, they’re there for a reason. As a brief overview, yellow signs are cautionary signs, regulatory signs are red, blue signs help motorists find basic services, and green signs are a type of guide sign. Traffic regulators have put those signs there for a reason — pay attention to them!
- Avoid being late. When you are late, you tend to hurry. A hurrying driver is not as safe a driver as a calm one. When you hurry, you can begin to cut corners — in some cases literally. Try to always leave at least 15 minutes early for your destination so you never have to be in a hurry while you’re on the road.
- Do not depend on other drivers. Do not expect other drivers to merge, give right of way, or move out of the way. Assume that drivers will run red lights and roll through stop signs. Plan your actions with worst-case scenarios in mind.
- Always have an escape route. Always have an alternative route of travel if you encounter a roadblock or traffic jam.
The most important thing to do on the road if you want to reduce your chances of being in a car accident is to put safety first. Especially when driving on New Jersey’s highly congested roads, you can’t afford not to be careful. We hope that by applying these techniques, you can improve your safety on the road.
Recap of 3 Article Series
In these three articles, we covered mindsets, tactics, and techniques that can help you prevent car accidents. In the article on mindsets, we talked about the importance of your attitude to driving. By staying calm, relaxed, and firm, you can improve your chances of staying out of a car accident. In the article on tactics, we discussed twelve specific things you can and should be doing to optimize your safety. Lastly, in this final article, we looked at six basic techniques that could make all the difference when it comes to preventing car accidents. A lot of what happens when you are on the road are out of your control. However, what you can do is make sure that what you are doing is safe and smart.
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