Tips to Avoid Head-On-Collisions
Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on Jan 16, 2015 in Auto Accidents
You wouldn't think that you need advice about how to avoid head-on collisions, but you would be surprised by the number of Americans who are injured in such accidents each year.
Even though only two percent of all auto accidents are caused by head-on collisions, nearly 10 percent of traffic fatalities happen in such accidents. Hundreds of head-on collisions are caused by drivers who are driving the wrong way.
Many of these head-on collisions that are reported each year are caused by intoxicated drivers who drive on one way roads, and cars that spin out onto oncoming driving after an accident in their own lane. There are several steps that public safety officials recommend in order to reduce head-on collisions.
Not all accidents can be avoided, but by not panicking the drivers can significantly reduce the severity of
When you see a car coming towards you on the wrong side of the road, you should:
- Slow down
- Veer Right
- If necessary, pull over onto the shoulder
Whenever you are driving, you can increase your safety under all circumstances by following the rules of the road, including:
- Wearing a seat belt
- Eliminating distractions
- Passing on the left
Many of these recommendations can help you avoid the worst case scenario in an accident.
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