One thing that virtually all people never think will happen to them is have a car accident. Every single minute there will be a car accident taking place , anywhere in the world. A lot of us don’t really care about whatever happens until it happens to someone we know or it happens to us. Car accidents turn into a tragedy really fast if someone dies or is serious hurt. It may be even worse if the people killed are adolescents. It is possible to drive defensively, to avoid being in accidents. What number of drivers make the conscious effort to drive safely? It’s likely that people usually are not driving safely since there are so many distractions.

With every one of the errands we run, constant phone ringing and other distractions, it is difficult to stay focused driving. There are countless people on the highway today with one hand on the wheel when talking on a cell phone. Is it any wonder, with all of the multi-tasking taking place in the society, and the busyness of peoples lives, that car accidents have already been happening so often. If everyone made the effort to pay attention to the road and drive defensively, we will have fewer accidents. The number one tip to driving defensively is to be aware of the road in front of you. Any time you drive, only give attention to driving and not all the other stuff going on.

When you are driving on crowded roads, or at jampacked intersections, make sure that your mind is on the driving, and your cell phone is turned off. If you absolutely need to be using your cell phone, then get one of the new headphones that allow you to talk, and keep both hands on the wheel at the same time. And don’t be dumb enough to read a newspaper or book while you are driving. Ladies should not be applying on makeup while driving on their way to work. There should be several interesting data on the number of accidents caused by talking on cellphones, reading books or putting on makeup. However, if people didn’t do any of that stuff while driving, you can only imagine how much lower the accident rate would be.

Besides paying attention to the road, another way to avoid accidents is follow the traffic rules. If you drive at the speed limit, you’ll have much better control of the car than if you were speeding. Many automobile accidents are caused by speeding. The important question is what number of people strictly drive the speed limit?

Regrettably, every time you get into a vehicle, you are an accident waiting to happen. Even if you drive defensively, don’t drive too fast, and also are watching everyone else, you still cannot control what happens with other drivers. Almost always there is a threat when you are driving in a car. Nonetheless, it is very imperative that you drive defensively.