Car Accident Avoidance

As the weather warms up for spring, more people are heading out on the road for a weekend vacation, which means a higher chance of being involved in a car accident. Keep these tips in mind to help reduce your car accident risk this season.

  • Pay attention – avoid anything that will cause you to take your eyes off the road while you are driving, especially your cell phone. Keeping your eyes on the road can help to ensure that you are able to steer clear of any other distracted drivers.
  • Stay sober – drinking and driving is not only illegal, but it is extremely dangerous. If you are planning on going out to a spring BBQ and enjoying a couple of cocktails, make sure you have a designated driver for your ride home.
  • Slow down – crashes that are caused by speeding take more than 10,000 lives each year. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination so that you can avoid speeding.
  • Don’t tailgate – leave plenty of space in front of you to give yourself room if traffic stops abruptly or someone cuts in front of you. Driver safety recommends 3-4 car lengths minimum.

Having the right auto insurance policy can also give you that added protection while you are on the road this spring. Contact the insurance professionals at Randy Jones Insurance Services in Pleasanton, California for all your car insurance needs.