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Avoid these common causes of rear-end collisions

On Behalf of | Dec 29, 2021 | Personal Injury

Whenever you’re behind the wheel, one of the risks you face is the possibility of a rear-end collision. Rear-end collisions happen for many reasons, but some of the most prominent include not paying attention, driving while impaired and falling asleep behind the wheel.

Since these three serious issues make drivers more likely to crash, it’s important for you to avoid being distracted or driving while you’re tired or impaired by drugs or alcohol. By avoiding those actions, you make it less likely that you’ll hit another person.

How can you protect yourself against other drivers?

If you are the first vehicle in a line of vehicles, then you need to protect yourself against a rear-end collision. To do this, you need to do a few things.

First, look around you to see where other vehicles are driving. If you have one driver who is following close on your tail, then it is a good idea to start slowing down, so they can pass your vehicle. Even if they won’t pass, slowing down minimizes the risk of a serious crash.

Next, if you’re going to stop, slow down over time. If you think another driver isn’t paying attention, then you should give them as much time as possible to stop.

Finally, if you do see other drivers who are tailgating or driving recklessly, consider pulling over to the side of the road and calling to report them. While you may not want to report these people, doing so will allow the police to check on the drivers to make sure they’re healthy and being as safe as possible. If not, then they can be removed from the road.