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Tips to Avoid Road Accidents

Most accidents occur due to an increase speed, thus the main criteria in preventing accidents is to reduce the speed while driving. There are a few more things that can help you to prevent road accidents as well. The following are some tips to avoid road accidents.

  • Check the speedometer regularly.

While driving, you need to check the speedometer regularly as to know how fast you are driving, especially when you are coming off of high speed roads. It is also important to check when you are driving in a speed limit area, as it helps to save not only your life but others as well.

  • Check out the speed limit.

Make sure to check out the speed limits of the areas where you are using the roads, especially at junctions. This is the place where the speed limit usually changes. However, junctions are the place where you may be distracted by different information, and thus it may be easy for you to forget about the speed limit sign while concentrating on other things. Thus you need to make a habit of checking the speed limit signs frequently, especially when the road has been changed.

  • Drive at a lower speed than the mentioned limits.

There are a few places where you need to drive at a lower speed than mentioned limits, such as near schools and colleges during closing and opening times, on narrow, busy roads, in poor weather, in construction zones, and on bendy, hilly areas where visibility is restricted.

  • When kids are in the area, drive slower.

When you see that children are dashing into the road, make sure that you slow down your speed as it helps to save many lives. They are children and may make a mistake while riding a bicycle, etc. Make sure that they don’t pay for that mistake by losing their life. The most effective way to ensure the safety of a child’s life is by driving in more slowly.

  • Don’t drive in a higher gear than third gear within the 30 mph limit.

Avoid driving a vehicle above third gear in a 30 mph zone. If you are not comfortable, then drive in lower than third gear within 30 mph; if you are comfortable, then you can drive in third gear but adopt this as a  general principle.

  • Recognize the reasons that make you increase your speed.

We all have one reason or another sometimes to increase our driving speed, but do not do it when there is no need of it. It can risk not only your own life but others’ lives as well.

  • Concentrate while driving.

Make sure that you concentrate while driving, as it helps you to understand the traffic and to maintain the speed limit, which is very important while driving.

  • Slow down your driving when you enter villages.

As rural areas contain poor roads and there are many slow-moving vehicles, junctions, cyclists, pedestrians, etc., you need to reduce your speed.

  • Allow enough time for driving.

If you are late, you cannot make it up by increasing your speed. Leave early enough to allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

Thus, these are a few tips that will be helpful for you to avoid road accidents. Drive safe and be safe.

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