One of Colorado’s major metropolitan areas is Denver. Just two years ago, the city was ranked one of the top 10 fastest growing cities in America. Given the upward change to the number of people in the area, it should not be surprising that more accidents are taking place on Denver roadways and highways. The Denver auto accident attorneys at Levine Law want everyone to stay safe on the roads. In that effort, we are providing the following tips with the hope that drivers and passengers alike will read them and take heed.
Tip #5: Drive Defensively
A good way to prevent an auto accident from happening is to drive defensively. But what does that mean, exactly? Those who drive defensively operate their motor vehicles in anticipation of dangerous situations popping up at any given moment. Driving defensively will help keep you alert and more aware of the area so you can be better prepared should a situation arise.
Tip #4: Follow the Speed Limit and Do Not Tailgate
Following the speed limit is the law, and if you get caught breaking it, you will likely receive a speeding ticket. Speed limits have been put in place to help prevent accidents from occurring; so when those limits are exceeded, the chances of an accident taking place increases substantially. Similarly, tailgating can ultimately lead to an accident. When drivers fail to leave enough space between themselves and the vehicle in front of them, the results can be devastating if the vehicle in front stops suddenly.
Tip #3: Use Extreme Caution in Bad Weather
Individuals who live in Denver may be better prepared for bad weather than some motorists who live in other major cities. That being the case, those visiting the area may not be as prepared for what awaits them on the roads. Even if you have operated a vehicle in a variety of weather scenarios in the past, you should still use extreme caution when the weather is bad, regardless of whether you are facing snowy or rainy conditions. Just because you have all-weather tires or even snow tires, all tires lose their traction on icy, wet roads. Accordingly, you should be as careful as possible when operating in poor weather conditions. Doing so can help keep you and others on the road from getting injured in an accident.
Tip #2: Do Not Cut Off Other Drivers…Check Your Mirrors Regularly
Everyone is in a hurry, and on busy city streets, the chances of an accident occurring are great. Although you may be late for work or an important appointment, weaving in and out of traffic and cutting other drivers off is not safe driving and maneuvering in such a manner can result in a collision.
Tip #1: Avoid Distractions
One of the primary causes of automobile accidents is distracted driving. Distracted driving includes distractions from cellphone calls, eating while driving, texting, putting on makeup and many other things. Distracted Driving Awareness month is coming up in April. By simply not participating in the activities previously mentioned, the number of accidents that take place on Denver roadways can decrease dramatically.
If you have been involved in an accident in Denver or elsewhere in Colorado, you do not have to handle your case on your own. Levine Law is prepared to help you obtain justice for you and your loved ones.