Tips for staying safe on the road

The holiday season is upon us and that means there will be more traffic on the road. You are responsible for driving safely on the road. While you face many risks, it is up to you to make driving a priority to keep everyone safe on the road. 

Distractions come in many forms: your cellphone, passengers, the radio, scenery and bad weather conditions. Unsafe driving behaviors can lead to serious accidents and injuries. So, what can you do to stay safe on the road? 

All drivers need to be aware of the dangers they face and what action they can take to prevent accidents. Listed below are safety tips you should know, according to Nationwide:

  • Keep your cellphone out of reach or turn it off while driving 
  • Keep your children buckled in their seats at all times 
  • Preset your radio and temperature settings 
  • Use caution when changing lanes 
  • Do not drive when you are tired or drowsy

Despite your best efforts, accidents still happen. Do you know what to do if you are involved in a car accident? The first thing you should do is see if anyone is injured and call for medical help is necessary. 

After that, you should call the police to report the accident and stay at the scene of the accident. You will also want to exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver and do not admit fault. You may want to contact an attorney after the accident to discuss your legal options and for help when filing a claim with your insurance company.

An accident can be scary, but knowing what steps to take can make the even less stressful and make sure you are protected. 

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