If you are a driver, the chances are that you have found yourself in some sort of difficult situation while behind the wheel. Many times a hazardous situation on Iowa highways is caused by other drivers’ careless behavior. Some drivers are in so great a hurry that they cut every one off. Other drivers risk an Iowa traffic accident by driving while distracted, while impaired by alcohol or drugs, while texting, or while exhausted. These drivers are dangerous and often the cause of Cedar Rapids car accidents.
As a smart driver, you don’t have to fall victim to these irresponsible drivers. Being aware of your surroundings will greatly reduce the odds of being hit by one of these drivers by being aware of your surroundings. In order to be more aware of your surroundings you should:
- Use your mirrors. Most vehicles have three mirrors. Use them. By scanning between the three mirrors you will have a good understanding of other drivers’ positions and how they are operating their vehicles.
- Look ahead. Be aware of what is ahead of you. A good rule of thumb is to be aware of what is happening 20 to 30 seconds of travel time ahead of you.
- Keep your eyes moving. Many drivers tend to stare straight ahead in the same spot. It is best to keep your eyes constantly moving. Scan between your mirrors and the road, being alert to anything out of the norm. At the same time, keep an eye out for pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you have been injured due to an accident, contact an Iowa car accident lawyer at Hupy and Abraham. They will get you the compensation you deserve. Call 800-800-5678 for a free case evaluation. At the same time, request a FREE copy of our Accident Assistance Guide and we will send it to you at our expense.