On January 17, twelve people were injured in a car crash on U.S. 15, just north of Frederick. The driver of one of the vehicles said he swerved and lost control of his vehicle when a tractor-trailer moved into his lane. He then hit the other vehicle. While accidents like this are sometimes difficult to avoid, there are several steps you can take to decrease your chances of being involved in a serious crash.
A good driver pays attention to the road ahead as well as other drivers on the road. If you notice another driver appears to be swerving or otherwise not paying attention, give the driver space. It’s better to take a few extra minutes to get to your destination than to get in an accident. If you need to pass a large vehicle, such as a tractor-trailer, do so as quickly as possible so you can avoid being in the driver’s blindspot for long. It is also important to watch for potential road hazards, such as ice, potholes, or debris on the road.
Keep Your Mental State Clear
Keeping your mental state clear comes down to two things. First, get enough sleep. Avoid driving when you are tired, especially if you are driving long distances. Second, avoid driving after drinking alcohol or taking drugs, including over-the-counter or prescription medicines, if you do not know how the medication will affect you.
Cell phones can be a major driving distraction, but they are not the only driving distraction. Changing the radio station, eating, turning to talk to someone in the backseat, and even allowing your mind to wander while you are driving are some examples of driving distractions. While it can be difficult at times, when driving, your primary focus should be on driving.
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