From wearing a seat belt to using turn signals, you can help prevent serious injuries resulting from a car crash by practicing safe driving. Here are five tips to help you stay safe on Pennsylvania roads.
- Buckle Up
To help reduce injury and save your life in the event of a car crash, always make sure you’re wearing a seat belt. Additionally, all passengers under the age of 18 must buckle up in both the front and back seats according to Pennsylvania’s seat-belt law.
- Follow the Speed Limit
Speed limits are set to establish a safe flow of traffic. Besides ensuring the safety of yourself and others on the road, obeying the speed limit helps you steer clear of hefty fines. Be sure to keep an eye out for speed limit signs in school zones to protect children going to and coming from school.
- Use Your Turn Signals
Whether you’re changing lanes or turning onto a side street, using your turn signals lets you communicate your intentions with other drivers, both in front and behind your vehicle. If you neglect to use turn signals, you run the risk of causing an accident.
- Don’t Drink and Drive
Not only is alcohol use illegal for persons under the age of 21, when coupled with driving, it can have life-changing consequences. Never drive if you’ve been drinking, and never get into a car when the driver is intoxicated.
- Eliminate Distractions
Texting, chatting with passengers, eating while driving and changing the radio station are all examples of distracted driving behaviors. Any activity that diverts your attention from safe driving increases your risk of crashing. Put your safety first and don’t drive distracted.
If you’re injured in an accident caused by another driver, seek medical attention first, and then contact the attorneys at Thomas, Conrad & Conrad right away to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.