Operating a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous things a person can do on a daily basis. Thanks to cell phones and other gadgets, more and more drivers these days are driving while distracted. This could be a big reason why fatal car accidents are increasing at an alarming rate. Traffic-related crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injury in Delaware and across the country. Here are a few things for drivers to keep in mind as they travel.
As mentioned, distracted driving has increased in a big way. However, cell phones are not the only distractions. GPS units, radios and even passengers can all be considered distractions. If any electronic devices need to be adjusted, do so before hitting the road.
Never drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This should go without saying, but, unfortunately, people continue to get behind the wheel while impaired. By doing so, they not only endanger their own lives, they endanger the lives of all those around them.
Tailgating has also become an issue, as traffic has increased. Remember, the higher the speed, the more room a vehicle needs to stop. Always keep a safe following distance.
It seems that roadways across the state of Delaware are full of traffic at all hours of the day. Taking the proper precautions and practicing safe driving habits will undoubtedly lead to fewer car accidents. However, if a person suffers injury or loss in a crash due to the negligence of another party, he or she may want to consider taking legal action. An experienced attorney could provide guidance while helping victims and families obtain rightful compensation.