Accidents happen. When they occur, you face repairs to your vehicle, injuries and rising insurance premiums.
Fortunately, safe driving can help you avoid these crashes. Here are tips on avoiding some of the most common types of car accidents.
According to state highway safety statistics, rear-end crashes are prevalent. Fortunately, you can avoid these collisions with a few safety precautions. Some things you can do to avoid hitting someone else or someone hitting you include:
- Leaving a safe following distance
- Driving strategically
- Avoiding distractions
- Avoiding driving when tired or drunk
These simple precautions can help you stay alert to what is happening around you while driving and give you plenty of time to react to unexpected situations.
Parked car accidents
Another prevalent accident occurs when someone hits your parked car. However, there are a few ways to protect your parked vehicle, whether in a lot or on the side of the road. The best things you can do are park in uncrowded areas, center yourself in your spot, park in garages when you can and park on the street away from intersections and driveways.
Single-car accidents can be as simple as hitting guardrails, debris or animals or as extreme as rolling over while driving down a dirt road. Fortunately, these are easy to prevent by avoiding driving in foul weather, paying attention while driving and not speeding.
While you can take many precautions, you cannot avoid every accident. Therefore, you should ensure you have enough car insurance coverage for your needs and know what steps to take after a car crash.