Sometimes the Worst Wrecks are from Behind
Posted on Sep 12 , 2013
No one likes their car being damaged, a hurt neck, a sore back, or even chronic headaches especially when you didn’t cause the wreck. Although getting rear ended in a car seems completely out of your control, there are a few things you should remember while on the road to ensure you and your passenger’s safety at all times. Here are a few tips to keep you a little safer on the road. • Look in your rear view mirror often to see how close a car could be to your rear bumper. • Make sure you are looking ahead of you and up the road to ensure that traffic is not coming to an abrupt stop ahead. It is always better to start braking gradually then to have to come to an abrupt stop. • Do not rush up to a stop light or stop sign and suddenly brake. When you are coming to a complete stop at a traffic light or stop sign slowly start to brake as you approach to make sure that the car behind you has enough warning to begin braking. • When approaching another car, be sure to leave a car length of space between your car and the car in front of you. • Check the operation of your brake lights regularly that way you will know for certain that if you were to be rear ended, it was not due to an outage of one of your brake lights. • If you notice a driver behind you that is following too closely DO NOT SLAM ON THE BRAKES!! Simply begin to steadily slow down, and if the car behind you is not recognizing that you are slowing down; pull off the road to a point of safety or a gas station to guarantee you and your passenger’s safety. These tips do not promise that you will avoid a rear end collision if they are followed; they are only a few ways that may help avoid one from happening to you.