When you drive, there are risks involved regardless of whether you’re popping to the shops or you’re embarking on a summer road trip adventure. There are multiple hazards to be aware of when you’re behind the wheel and this is why it’s so important to check your mirrors and make sure you can see out of the back window of a car. If you’re a driver, here are some simple ways you can stay out of trouble on the roads.
Why you should always be able to see out of the back window of a car
Whenever you drive, it’s essential to be able to see what is going on around you. Even if you think you’re the best driver in the world, you can still come unstuck as a result of other people’s errors. If you check your mirrors and you can see out of the back window of a car, you have a much better chance of steering clear of accidents and being able to react if a vehicle behind you is coming up very quickly or it looks to be losing control. If you haven’t got good vision around your car, you may not be able to react in time and this could result in a car accident.
Safety tips for drivers
When you’re on the roads, it’s important to bear these safety tips in mind to prevent car crashes and serious road accident injuries:
- Always wear a seat belt
- Pay attention to the speed limit
- Reduce your speed if visibility is poor
- Check your mirrors and your blind spot before moving off, overtaking or turning into or out of a junction
- Keep the back window clear
- Focus on the road at all times
- Keep clear of other vehicles
- Stay calm
If you’ve been injured in a road accident and it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a car accident claim. If you’ve been injured in the last 3 years, and you have evidence, such as medical statements, to support your car crash claim, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. We have been helping clients who have been injured through no fault of their own to claim personal injury compensation since the year 2000, and we’re committed to making the process as simple as possible for you.
Date Published: May 4, 2017
Author: Accident Advice