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Essential Defensive Driving Tips for Utah Drivers

Essential Defensive Driving Tips for Utah Drivers

By on Aug 21, 2015 in blog |

west valley city car accident lawyersHow To Stay Safe 
The West Valley City car accident lawyers at Symkoviak Law Firm wants to help you stay safe. As experienced personal injury lawyers they help people recover from the serious effects of car accidents and know that so many of these accidents can be prevented by defensive driving.

Buckle Up
To protect yourself and your passengers be sure to always wear seatbelts. They are the easiest way to protect yourself from the carelessness of other drivers. Seatbelts save lives everyday. You can now be ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt so remember: “click-it or ticket”.

Pay Attention
Focus on driving rather than talking on the phone, texting, or eating. The majority of accidents are caused by distracted drivers focused on other things. An accident can happen in a split second so driving requires your full attention. No text or phone call is more vital than a life, so put down the phone and concentrate on getting to your destination safely.

Slow Down
Following the posted speed limit is key to defensive driving. It allows you to react in time to prevent accidents and also reduces your injuries if you are in an accident. Driving over the speed limit increases your fuel consumption and adds to your travel costs.

Get Some Sleep
Many people still do not realize that tired or drowsy drivers are as dangerous as drinking drivers. In this busy world too many people are chronically sleep deprived making them a hazard to themselves and other drivers. Be sure to get enough sleep, especially before long road trips. If you are feeling tired pull over and take a nap before you get in an accident.

Look Out
You are trying your best to be a safe driver and that is great, but you also have to watch out for other drivers. You don’t know if the driver next to you is a drunk driver, an angry driver, or a distracted driver. Do not follow too closely and keep your eyes on the road. If you are injured despite all your caution, hire a West Valley City car accident lawyer right away.

Call Today
The skilled West Valley City car accident lawyers at Symkoviak are always available to help you with your car accident or other personal injury case. Call for a free consultation or email them today and get started on your path to recovery.