Simple Tips To Avoid Car Accidents

Avoiding car accidents often involves not only following the rules of the road, but also using some common sense. Experts recommend that drivers follow these tips to avoid car accidents:

1) Make lane changes correctly. Check your blind spots first and always pass on the left. Never pass in a no-passing lane. Driving and passing all over the place only increase your risk of an accident. Dangerous, risky driving increases your risk of personal injury and fatalities, so be willing to wait a little to pass or change lanes correctly.

2) Use your lights correctly. If you are turning or changing lanes, turn on your signal lights before you make your move. If you are stopping by the side of the road because there is something wrong with your vehicle, leave your flashers on. Your lights are your best way of communicating with other drivers and are invaluable in preventing accidents.

3) Exercise extra caution in parking lots. Parking lots mean lots of competition for coveted spots, pedestrians, and poor visibility. This can add up to risky situations and pedestrian accidents. While you are generally not driving very fast in a parking lot, a crash here can cost you in insurance and in time. Always slow down in parking lots and be extra vigilant about checking blind spots.

4) Keep a distance between you and the car in front of you. You should be able to see the back tires of the vehicle in front of you at all times. If you are driving fast or are on a highway, you should be able to see the car’s side mirrors, as well. Tailgating means that you won’t have enough time to stop suddenly if you have to. If someone is tailgating you, signal the driver to go around you.

5) Be aware when you are in someone’s blind spot. The area between the rear view mirror and the side mirror is the blind spot for most drivers. While drivers are supposed to check their blind spots before changing lanes, not all do. Stay out of other cars’ blind spots to avoid accidents.


6) Use extra caution when driving near trucks. Trucks need more time to stop, especially when on a slant or hill. They also tend to take up much more room when changing lanes and tend to have more blind spots. Keep these things in mind when sharing the road with trucks

Client Reviews

★★★★★
Mr. Flaxman is highly skilled and very pleasant to work with. He communicated with me at every step in the process, and clearly presented information relating to my case. To anyone considering retaining his firm, I highly recommend him. Clara Barman
★★★★★
THE BEST. Honest, very knowledgeable, fast and easy. has helped me in numerous situations and has never failed me. Joe Gee
★★★★★
Charlie is a very skilled attorney that advocates hard for his clients. But the best part is he is an all around great guy. He cares about helping and doing what is right for people and his community. And he is not afraid to fight against those who do wrong or against threats to our world. He is fluent in Spanish as well. Do yourself a favor and call him. Andy
★★★★★
I had a lawyer on another case and I never spoke to the lawyer and I hated that I never knew what was going on in my case. Mr. Flaxman was in constant communication with me, explained everything to me, and his staff was really great too. My phone calls were always returned immediately. It was refreshing to be able to speak to my attorney personally. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Flaxman as an attorney to anyone who has been in an accident. Gloria
★★★★★
I found Mr. Flaxman to be an excellent attorney for my personal injury case. This is actually the second time I have used him and he really represented my interests. He explained everything thoroughly and he was very available for my questions. Carol