2017 is finally here, and many people have made a list of their New Year’s resolutions. The start of a new year can be one of the most dangerous times of any year. As accident attorneys, we want to help you avoid being involved in a car accident.
There are various things you can do on your end to improve your chances of being involved in an accident.
Wear A Seatbelt
You are required to wear your seatbelt and you should not drive anywhere without making sure you and everyone else in the vehicle have buckled up. It does not matter if you are going to drive a short distance or a long distance; wearing your seatbelt is very important.
Your seatbelt will play a key role in preventing an injury. If you are a driver, you should make sure everyone in your vehicle is securely strapped in. If you are taking children who need to wear a booster seat or car seat, you should not leave home without it.
Do Not Drive Under The Influence
If you will attend any parties this year where drinking will be involved, you should avoid drinking and driving. It does not matter how good of a driver you think you are, you should not get under the wheel if you have been drinking. Designate someone to drive you home or call a taxi service to take you home.
Do Not Get In A Hurry
We understand it can be frustrating sometimes when you are trying to make it to your designation at a specific time. However, you should try not to get impatient. When you become impatient, you will increase your risks of getting into an accident. Stay alert and stay patient.
No matter how smart, cautious, and vigilant we are, an accident can still happen. If you have been involved in an accident and you need someone to review your case, contact us today.