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Avoid Getting Hurt Again: A Vancouver Car Crash Lawyer Presents Four Road Safety Tips

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

The Vancouver car crash lawyers at McComb Witten are on a mission to make our streets safer—it is much easier to prevent car crashes than to deal with their aftereffects. To that end, take note of the following four road safety tips:



Tip #1: Stay out of the fast lane, but keep up with the flow of traffic.


Driving in the fast lane is more dangerous because you have fewer options to exit or swerve. If you are in the fast lane, and you come across debris in lane, you must swerve off the road, hit the object, or duck into the lane next to you. If you are in the middle lane, on the other hand, you have an extra option—an extra lane to escape to.



Tip #2: Make “best practices” your default practices.


We all learned in the driver’s education classes that you need to keep your hands at the 10 and 2 position. You are supposed to scan your rearview and side view mirrors frequently. You are supposed to leave a healthy space cushion between your car and the car in front.


How many of us actually do all of these things on a regular basis? Far too few drivers! Install these habits as your default behaviors. Until they become unconscious—the way you drive when you are not thinking—you are putting yourself at risk.



Tip #3: If a car looks dangerous, be extra mindful of its trajectory.


What is more dangerous: A well-maintained, freshly washed sedan or a junkie pickup that is belching smoke? If you see a car that looks poorly maintained or like it has been in multiple accidents, give that vehicle an extra wide berth.



Tip #4: Get in touch with an accident law firm, sooner than later.


If you have been injured in a car accident or some other serious accident, pick up the phone and call a Vancouver car accident lawyer at McComb Witten today. The number is 604-255-9018 and the case evaluation is free. We will protect your rights and help you to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. You may also wish to download our free report, The Inside Secrets ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know!