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9 tips to help avoid a car accident

June 10, 2010
Big NO NO!

Big NO NO!

We all passed Drivers Ed by taking the written exam and noting hours and hours of driving. But, only more knowledge and experience will allow you the confidence to drive safely on the roads. Here’s some tips I gathered from Edmunds — and some I wrote myself — to help you prevent getting into a car accident:
  1. Stay out of the fast lane, especially if you’re not driving fast.
  2. Don’t just stare straight ahead when driving. Keep scanning the road.
  3. Keep your car healthy. Make sure you get regular check ups to help avoid breaking down.
  4. Use the old 9 and 3 o’clock rule for your hands. I know it looks cooler to drive with your knee, but it’s NOT SAFE!
  5. Check your blind spots while on the road.
  6. Know your car’s performance limits and don’t try to test them.
  7. No texting or talking on the phone while driving. Just drive!
  8. If you’re in the least bit feeling fatigue, do not drive.
  9. Take your time. Don’t rush. It’s better to be safe and late, then on-time and injured (or with a ticket).
Have a good tip on how to prevent a car accident from occurring?