In 2016, in North Carolina, there were 267,494 motor vehicle accidents. With so many drivers on the road, it is important for people to take into account how to drive safely. Attentive drivers tend to be safer drivers than distracted drivers are.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, 20% of all car accidents involved distracted drivers. Remember to secure any loose items before you drive. Groceries or other items rolling on the floor of the vehicle can be a source of distraction. It is especially dangerous for you to have objects rolling around in the front seat. Water bottles and other items may land under your brake or gas pedal. Action on the car should not take your eyes from the road.
Stay attentive at all times. Keep track of the vehicles around you. When you pay close attention to the other drivers, then you will not lose those cars in your blind spots. You will always know where the other drivers are. Additionally, stay attentive so that you can anticipate any danger. Identify hazardous situations so that you can act accordingly.
In 2017, according to the NHTSA, distracted driving cost the lives of 3,166 people. In the age of cell phones, texting and driving is a real problem. When you read or send a text, you have no choice but to take your eyes off the road. This is essentially the same as driving your car with your eyes closed.
All of the above tips are for informational use only about safe driving. None of the information is to be used as legal advice.