Four Safe Driving Tips: Protect Yourself and Others

At The Bagneris Firm, we are passionate about helping those who have been injured. As a result, we see up close just how life-altering a single mistake while driving can be to the driver, their passenger, and anyone else on the road. In today’s blog post, we’re doing what we can to prevent accidents from occurring by reminding our audience of some important driving safety tips. Whether you’re a new driver and still getting used to being behind the wheel or you’ve been doing it for so long you barely think about it anymore, refreshing your memory on important safety tips can save a life.

  1. Be aware of your blind spots.

This is important in a vehicle of any size, but especially in larger commercial vehicles with larger blind spots. Make sure you always have an awareness of your surroundings by frequently checking your mirrors. Limit lane changes, and when it’s necessary to move to a different lane, always make certain the way is clear. 

  1. No distractions.

Do not look at or type on your cellphone when you’re driving. If you’re feeling emotional and it’s distracting you from the road, pull over until you’re ready to give the task at hand your full attention. Keep your music or podcast at a reasonable volume so you’ll be able to hear if someone honks their horn at you. Distracted driving is an enormously frequent cause of accidents and you should do your part to improve road safety by keeping your attention where it belongs. 

  1. Make sure you’re well-rested when you get behind the wheel.

It can be tempting to drive on little to no sleep if you’re driving great distances. However, being tired can severely impact your reaction times and focus. Make sure you only drive when you have an adequate amount of rest. Additionally, it is wise to avoid driving if you’re sick or if you haven’t eaten all day and feel lightheaded. 

  1. Keep the weather in mind. 

Rain, wind, snow, ice, and fog should be taken into consideration when you are driving. You will need to adjust your following distance, the time you allow yourself to brake, your speed, and so much more to fit the weather conditions. It is unsafe to disregard conditions that make it more difficult for you and other drivers to see and stop.

If you’re injured, The Bagneris Firm can help.

We hope you will take these tips to heart and make an effort to be the safest driver you possibly can. If you don’t, it can result in death or injury for yourself and others. If you injure someone else, you could be held responsible in criminal or civil court, costing you money, time, and your reputation. 

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, The Bagneris Firm is here to help. Contact us today.

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The Bagneris Firm is an experienced civil litigation firm with decades of combined experience serving both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide-range of different cases including personal injury and business disputes. Our firm is based out of New Orleans, and we serve clients throughout Louisiana. Attorneys Emile and Suzette Bagneris have a long and impressive careers with experience training insurance adjusters and risk managers, representing large corporations and insurance companies, and helping individuals and businesses with all aspects of their legal cases. The fact that we have represented clients on all sides of legal issues allows us to better predict what will happen and prepare an effective strategy to help our clients.

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