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Tips For Avoiding A Michigan Car Accident*
There are more than six million police reported auto collisions in the U.S. each year. Nearly three million people are injured and about 40,000 die. Even excellent drivers can cause a Michigan car accident. This list of 12 ways to reduce your risk of being involved in a Michigan auto accident should help you to avoid being a statistic.
- Stay off the road between midnight and 3:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. This is when the most drunk-driving collisions occur.
- Look for routes with green arrows telling the driver when to make a left turn. Older drivers, especially over 70, have a hard time judging the speed of approaching traffic. Crashes are less common when there is a traffic light with a green arrow to let drivers know when to turn.
- Brake and accelerate in a straight line on wet road. This will reduce the odds of a skid.
- Always keep your headlights on. This increases your visibility.
- Use your brake lights to be more easily seen to those behind you. Tap your brake pedal slightly so the drivers behind you can see you. This is particularly helpful when the other driver is looking into the sun or at night.
- Look through the car ahead of you. If you can do this, this will provide more warning if there is a problem on the road ahead.
- Forget the traditional 10 and 2 o’clock hand driving position. The better position is one hand between 8 and 9 o’clock and the other between 3 and 4 o’clock. This is because of arm fatigue and a less likely chance of being hurt by an airbag deployment.
- Stay away from drivers towing trailers.
- Let aggressive drivers pass. Pull over if you have to.
- Be extra careful when driving in reverse. Do not rely on your mirrors. Turn your body and head to the right so you can see directly where you are going.
- Keep an eye on the drivers in the cars and not just the cars. Drivers these days are on the phone or worse yet, texting while driving. If you see this, get away from that car as quickly as possible.
- Avoid driving near trucks. These accidents are usually fatal or have catastrophic injuries. Stay far back from a truck and do not drive in front of or next to a large truck for any length of time.
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*Some of the information gathered in this article is from the Bottom Line Secrets magazine.