Even though we don’t have to deal with snow and ice on our roads like those in other states, fall and winter conditions of rain and fog and other elements can cause equally difficult problems for drivers in San Diego. Here are some basic tips for your driving experience to avoid accidents and as a result, injury claims this winter season:
If you can, stay at home when conditions are less than desirable. If you aren’t on the road, then you most likely won’t end up in an accident. Having fewer drivers out on the road will make for less probability of accidents. Tiredness is one of the top causes of accidents out on the road: When tired, people are less aware, see less, and their reaction times are slower. If you are drowsy and are having trouble waking up that day, stay home, get some extra rest, and either take the day off or go into the office later.
Get up Earlier
Though we’d all like to stay home and enjoy a cozy day in, most of us can’t. A lot of accidents occur when drivers are in a hurry and a lot of times when they are still trying to get ready in the car. Most people who run late, would be on time and have a drive completely focused on the road if they just got up 15 minutes earlier. Being in less of a rush causes less impatient driving, which can also cause road rage (this we know, doesn’t help anyone), and being completely ready and fed before starting the car is one of the easiest ways to avoid accidents.
Check Your Car
Another easy way to avoid getting into an accident this winter season is to regularly check your car’s safety features including headlights, taillights, and braking systems. Many accidents and thus injury claims can be avoided if all vehicle’s safety features are working. Make regular reminders for yourself to check the function of these mechanisms. Also, leave your car lights on during dusk and dawn. Though you think other cars can see you, because of the limited visibility due to less sunlight and shadows, your car is less likely to be seen by other drivers.
Many accidents can be avoided, if drivers have their complete attention on the road, spotting potential problem situations, such as drivers who drive too close to other drivers; one wrong move and an accident can occur easily. If someone acts like they don’t see you, help yourself and get out of the way. When it comes to your safety, you are ultimately responsible and can avoid many accidents if you are aware of all the other drivers around you.
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We hope that these tips are helpful for your commute. We at the Law Offices of Gary Berkovich hope that you won’t need us, but if you do we are here for you and any questions or personal injury case you might have. Call us today!