While it’s vital that we avoid rear-ending others, we can also help other drivers to avoid crashing into us if we do a few simple things:
• Make sure that your brake taillights are working correctly so that the car behind you is alerted when you’re slowing down or stopping.
• Slow down gradually before coming to a stop instead of slamming on the brakes at the last second
• Use your blinkers so that the driver behind you knows that you’re about to slow down and make a turn or change lanes on the highway.
One-third of all car crashes in the U.S.A. are rear-end collisions and Arizona is no different. We can’t avoid all rear-end collisions; a split-second of inattention, or a hidden pothole, and we’ll be exchanging insurance information with another driver. But if we don’t drive under the influence, and follow the common-sense rules above, the chances are that our car won’t be the one of three needing rear-end repairs this year.
If even after trying to avoid a crash you find yourself in an accident and in need of repairs, call Orlando Auto Body at 480-351-1734.