Safety Tips That Can Help You Avoid a Collision
Stay in Your Lane- And Watch Others in Theirs
According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Association (NHTSA), in one-third of states, the main cause of fatal car accidents is failure to stay in your proper lane. Lane position is extremely important. And important safety tip is that you should always keep your vehicle in the center of the driving lane and away from the outer edges. Changing radio stations, reaching down to pick up objects, and talking/texting while driving can cause drivers to drift into other lanes. So it’s always best to avoid these activities. Yes, Starbucks can wait.
Also, you should always remember to check your “blind spot” for other cars before switching lanes. Many accidents happen when merging drivers fail to notice vehicles already driving in the lane. Also be on the lookout for other merging drivers. If another driver is coming into your lane, slow down or move over to avoid the crash (if you can do so safely.) This driving tip alone, can save many a collision.
This is probably the most important of the safety tips discussed. We all know that eating, drinking, texting, and setting the GPS while driving is dangerous, but we do it anyway because it’s convenient. So many of the millions of crashes that happen every year could be avoided by being more cautious and focusing completely on driving while behind the wheel. It’s important to remember that it’s not just your well-being that is impacted by risky driving habits but also your passengers, other drivers, and their passengers, including small children who depend on us to keep them safe. To avoid distracted crashes, keep your eyes on the road and other drivers until you reach your destination or pull over if the call or text can’t wait.
Our hope is that all of our customers can avoid collisions, but if you find yourself involved in a one, please give us a call. Here at Orlando Auto Body we use genuine OEM parts and repair your vehicle to its pre-accident condition while treating each vehicle that comes into our shop as if it were our own.