Even the best drivers in the world can make mistakes. Below are some of the common mistakes drivers make. If you find yourself involved in any of these you may want to make an injury claim in Greenhead.
Not paying attention can lead to an injury claim in Greenhead
Although this is often thought of as something that younger people do, everyone is guilty of doing it. This is particularly true for people who have been driving for a long time and believe that they know everything there is to know about driving. Whether you’ve been driving for six days, six months, six years, or six decades, it’s important that you keep your eyes on the road and that you pay attention to where you’re going. Otherwise you could cause an accident.
Focusing on the wrong place can lead to an injury claim in Greenhead
This is something a lot of drivers do. When you’re navigating through territory which you are unfamiliar with, it’s very common to look at road signs and try figure out where you’re going. But it’s essential that you are also keeping an eye on the road ahead of you. If you’re trying to figure out where you are and you’re not paying attention to what’s right in front of you, you may find yourself in an accident. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a navigator in the front seat with you.
Not checking the pressure in your tires can lead to an injury claim in Greenhead
Newer cars have indicator lights that tell you when your tire pressure is too low, but waiting for those lights to go on will make you wait too long. Generally the lights are there for worst-case scenarios. It’s a good idea to check your pressure regularly, and especially when you’re going on a long trip. Low-pressure can use up a lot more gas, and make it harder for you to steer if you have to make a fast turn. So for practical and safety reasons, keep your air pressure checked so that you will be able to use fuel more wisely and be able to stay safe.
Not improving your parking skills can lead to an injury claim in Greenhead
Parallel parking is one of the things that people dread most about the driving test. When they finally pass, they will often put parking out of their minds and just figure that they will do the best they can when they have to park. Unfortunately, if you don’t try to improve your parallel parking, it can wear on your tires and damage your alignment. Scraping the curb can damage your tires and can also make it so that they are more likely to blow out when you are driving. So do what you can to improve your parking skills and you will find that your tires and your car are in better shape.
Have you been injured in an accident whilst driving? Contact Accident Advice Helpline about starting a claim on 0800 689 0500 which is free from a landline. Or you can call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 29th October 2013
Author: David Brown