Keep Your Eyes on the RoadKeep your eyes on the road when you are behind the wheel – it's no place for multi-tasking. This includes brushing your hair, applying makeup, eating or shaving. If you try to do more things, your attention will not be focused on possible obstructions or pedestrians in front of your car. The best way to ensure your eyes remain on the road is by ensuring your hands are in the 9 and 3 o'clock position on the wheel. This will automatically make your brain pay attention.
Don't Use your Cell PhoneIf you don't have a hands-free device, an incoming call or text can wait - even if it is from your boss. If you still pick up that call, you will take your eyes off the road, especially when you must look down to text or dial a number, which can cause an accident. So make sure your phone is either on silent mode or shut down while you are traveling in your vehicle and only turn it back on when you reach your destination and are off the road.
Don't Drive AngryYour mind should be at peace when you are driving. Anger gives us tunnel vision, which results in blind spots, which can hide oncoming cars or pedestrians. Plus, you will drive more aggressively when you are upset, which can increase your chances of getting into a car accident. According to the law, aggressive driving can also lead to hefty penalties - especially if you have been repeatedly involved in such cases. It's better to be safe than sorry in this case.
Get Compensation for Car Accident ClaimsEven the most responsible drivers can fall victim to erratic drivers on the road. If they refuse to pay for damages, you have the right to retain an attorney. If you find yourself in such a situation, get in touch with us at the Law Offices of Robert T. Edens. We have a team of professionals working to protect your rights. Call us today in Chicago, Waukegan, Libertyville, Woodstock or Antioch, IL and get the money you need and deserve. The call is free and the advice will prove invaluable for your case.