Stress-Free Tips To Avoid Car Accidents


Safe and defensive driving practices that everyone can put in place after obtaining a license are valuable. Unfortunately, most people believe that once they get their license, it provides them with a benchmark of being safe during their driving career. But contrary to that, they often ignore the possible causes of crashing or car accidents. According to traffic safety experts, following too close, speeding, and failing to yield are the top three reasons. However, the incorrect decision in a particular traffic situation is also a significant reason.

Things To Consider When On The Roadway

  • Observe – The collection of information that you use for driving is through visual representation. Therefore, it is essential to pay attention to everything that you see around you. When you pull out anywhere into traffic, don’t forget to look twice. If you’re heading a different direction or you have to make a turn, make sure to observe a couple of times before you go. If you’re uncertain at all, creep out until it gives you an opportunity to see the road. Same goes in parking. Always look around before starting to move the vehicle, especially when reversing.
  • Speeding – The number one reason for crashing incidents is speeding. You should learn the different definitions of ‘speeding’ to be able to make room for adjustments. Some of its characteristics are driving faster than the posted speed limit, driving faster than the traffic flow, driving more quickly than a car ahead, and driving faster than the conditions the road will allow. If and if you are not comfortable on driving with a speed limit and still insist in disregarding the traffic flow, consider staying on the right lane. That way you won’t impede other vehicles that are trying to pass on the highway.
  • CommunicateRoad communication is vital because it keeps drivers off most accidents. One way to communicate on the road is through signaling. It is essential in the request to move over to make sure to flash at least two or three times before you start driving or moving away. It’s necessary to give other road users an opportunity to react to the signal you’re giving them. Also, to make sure you communicate effectively, pay attention to the position of vehicles on the road. You can predict traffic patterns by taking note and figuring out where the cars are in the roadway. You can consider appropriate hand gestures and eye contact as well.
  • Left Turns – For most drivers, left turn presents the most significant challenge regarding driving. One of the things you might learn to consider in a left-hand turn is never to drive in the intersection. Though many people will tell you to get right into the intersection, you might want to disregard it. That’s because you’re going to get stuck out on the road. If something goes wrong and there’s too much stuff going on, don’t make a turn. Better wait for the gap that you are comfortable with to make that left hand turn. Don’t rush to it and always take your time.
  • Following Distance – If you are not near anything, it’s less likely that you’re going to crash something. Always practice to keep away with other vehicles. When you’re trying to pull up on traffic, don’t get too close to a car in front of you. Be sure that you can still view the tires of the vehicle in front of you so you can maintain contact with the pavement. That way, everybody won’t have a buffer and can move off at same speed and rate.

Most crashes happen when you are not paying attention to the safety rules of driving. So when you see something that can potentially turn into a hazard, conflict, or obstacle, always remember to get your foot over the brake.


Author: Marie Miguel

Professional Experience Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade; covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to target subjects related to anxiety and depression specifically. As an editor, contributor, and writer for over 100 online publications Marie has covered topics related to depression, anxiety, stress, grief, various phobias, and difficult family circumstances. With regular content published on mental health authorities like TheMighty, Yahoo, GoodMenProject, ADAA, CCPA-ACCP, Silverts, AMHCA, etc... Marie has shown both her passion and dedication to discussing & educating topics related to mental health and wellness. With an understanding that there is never too much information and helpful research about mental health in all of its forms, she continues to look for new and creative ways to both start discussions & engage with others about these important topics. Before becoming an online researcher and writer, she worked as an Administrative Executive with different industries namely telecom, security workforce providers, trading companies, exclusive hotel and concierge services. After ten years of working in different industries, she decided to enter the world of freelancing in able to give more time to her precious daughter. Given this opportunity, it helped her discover and realize that she is both capable and passionate about expressing her opinions in creative and influential ways via writing. Education Marie Miguel is a loyalty awardee of St. Paul College where she spent her primary and secondary education. She holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Computer Applications from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde where she was also on the Dean's List for consecutive semesters during her college years. "My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness" It takes passion for being an expert researcher and writer of mental health related topics. Having lived through traumatic experiences in the past, it has become easier to express my opinions and findings I've discovered while researching a variety of situations and subjects. I aim to inspire every person that reads mental health & wellness related articles to provide hope in every struggle; just as my experiences have taught me. Additionally, I strive to contribute to the continual progression of mental health awareness by providing helpful information and significant resources to understand further the importance of keeping a healthy mind and well-being.

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