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How Can I Practice Defensive Driving?

While it’s unfortunate to think about, negligence exists in the world. It results in countless accidents across the country every single day. Even more daunting is the fact that it’s not always possible to prevent an accident from occurring.

While you can’t predict or prevent an accident, there are some things you can do to keep yourself as safe as possible on the road. These defensive driving techniques are vital to your protection and safety, and they give you the best chance of avoiding a severe collision.

Give Enough Space

Make sure you’re giving the driver ahead of you enough space to brake. If they’re distracted, they can brake suddenly when approaching traffic. If you don’t have enough space, you can crash into that driver. Similarly, make sure you look in your rearview mirror to ensure the driver behind you can stop in time.

Check Your Blind Spots and Indicate

Before you merge lanes, make sure you take a close look into your mirrors and in your blind spot. You shouldn’t merge if another driver is too close to your blind spot in the lane in which you intend to merge. On the same note, make sure you’re not in another vehicle’s blind spot as you can’t predict their actions. An indicator is a perfect sign of your intentions to merge lanes.

Drive Safe for Road Conditions

Whether because of rain, construction, or extreme heat, you need to ensure that you’re driving safe for whatever road conditions exist. Speed limits exist, but they don’t always account for dangers such as potholes. Pay close attention to the road and slow down if necessary.

Follow All Traffic Laws

Traffic lights, stop signs, speed limits; they all exist for a reason. It’s important to follow the laws of the road to stay as safe as possible. Not only is it illegal for someone to ignore traffic laws, it’s dangerous and can lead to a severe crash.

At Dunk Law Firm, our Milwaukee car accident lawyers are ready to protect your rights should you suffer an injury in a crash resulting from negligence. We’ll fight on your behalf to pursue your necessary compensation and justice.

Contact our firm today at (414) 206-1295.

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