Defensive Driving 101
Top Tips to Avoid Car Accidents
Pull into traffic slowly
We know this may be a given, but it’s important to stop, look, and listen before pulling out into traffic. This can help you to be aware of blind spots, including those in rear view mirrors and behind windshield pillars or highway road signs.
Watch for red light runners
Before stepping on the gas after your light has turned green, count to three before entering the intersection. Look both ways. This will ensure no one is trying to speed through a yellow light. It’s also a good idea to be extra cautious around semi-trucks and utility vehicles. Truck drivers have a huge blind spot, so don’t take any chances.
Perform engine maintenance
Make sure to avoid sudden stalls or other vehicle failure by changing your oil regularly and keeping the tires properly inflated.
Aim High In Steering
Always look on the area where you will be driving in 10-12 seconds. This will help to avoid tailgating and prevent tunnel vision or short sightedness. Position your car far enough away from other vehicles, so that you can stop suddenly if needed.
Operating a motorcycle can be overwhelming. With all the cars and trucks on the road, you need to find your place on the road as a motorcycle driver. After you’ve obtained your motorcycle license, check out some of these tips to help you stay safe while steering.
Wear a helmet
Get professional training
Don’t share lanes
Wear protective clothing
Maintain your bike
Avoid road hazards (debris, roadwork areas, slick conditions)
It’s important to know that no matter how careful or cautious you may be, other drivers won’t always extend the same courtesy. If you find yourself in an automobile or motorcycle accident in Wilmington, NC, trust the car accident lawyers at Girdwood & Williams PLLC Attorneys At Law. We have years of experience with personal injury and w