How Many Safety Tips Do You Follow?

texting & drivingFor many individuals, safety is something that is very important. For others, there is not nearly as much caution in the things they do. Whether someone is driving, walking, riding a bicycle, or anything involving potential danger, it’s important to follow some safety tips in order to keep themselves and anyone around them from harm. How safe are you? Answer these questions and we will find out!

When driving, which of the following do you do?

  • Follow the speed limit
  • Drive faster than the speed limit
  • Drive slower than the speed limit

Whether you are driving too fast or driving too slow, you could cause a potential collision and face civil – or sometimes even criminal – liability. The best scenario is to drive the speed limit and make sure you are in the proper lane to avoid any potential issues.

Do you do any of the following?

  • Check your phone
  • Put on makeup
  • Eat
  • Turn to talk with passengers

Doing any of the above means you are driving while distracted. Studies estimate that taking your eyes off the road for just 5 seconds while driving at 55 MPH is enough to travel the length of a football field. This can cause a serious collision.

If you drive a motorcycle, do you do any of the following?

  • Lane split
  • Drive in blind spots
  • Ride faster than the speed limit
  • Weave in and out of traffic

Motorcyclists have a right to share the road, but it’s important for riders to follow the specific laws. Even if an action is legal, it can be dangerous to do in certain conditions. Make sure you’re paying attention and avoid unsafe actions to reduce the risk of a motorcycle accident.

As a pedestrian, how many of the following do you adhere to?

  • Using the crosswalks
  • Taking off headphones when crossing the street
  • Looking both ways before crossing the street
  • Avoiding high traffic areas

Without the protection of a motor vehicle, pedestrians need to be particularly careful when on the road. There are plenty of issues they may encounter that could lead to a serious crash. Always be aware of your surroundings and protect yourself from dangers.

When bicycling, do you follow any of the below?

  • Ride with the flow of traffic
  • Keep reflector lights on your bicycle
  • Know what lanes you can ride in
  • Wear protective equipment

Riding against traffic can make it difficult for vehicles to see you when they are entering the turn lane or if they need to make a turn. Reflectors help make the bicyclist visible at night and protective equipment helps prevent serious injury.

Make sure you know how to protect yourself and your family!

If you or a loved one has been injured, we invite you to contact Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP at (855) 997-9319 for a complimentary case review. We'd be happy to help you understand your rights and options.


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