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In order to prevent a Green Bay car accident, what are some of the adjustments I should make to my vehicle before hitting the road?

Car accidents in Green Bay are an all too frequent occurrence. As you drive through Green Bay, you may notice other vehicles that are smashed up on the side of the road. Because vehicle collisions are so common, it is very likely that you may be involved in an accident at some point during your driving career.

Driving can be difficult at times. It is important that you take the necessary steps to keep yourself and other safe on the road. A great way you can do this is to make the appropriate adjustments to your vehicle before you hit the road.

Four things you can do before driving a vehicle are:

  • Adjust the seat. Adjust your driver seat to a position where all your controls are easy to reach. You should be able to fully press your brake, gas pedal, and clutch without having to stretch.
  • Adjust the steering wheel. Nearly all vehicles are equipped with an adjustable steering wheel. Place the steering wheel in a position that allows your hands to be slightly lower then your shoulders while hands are rested at the classic “ten and two” clock positions. 
  • Position the mirrors. Adjust your driver and passenger mirrors so that you can see as much as the road as possible. You should only be able to see a small portion to the side of your vehicle. The rear view mirror should be adjusted to give you a clear view of the road behind you.
  • Fasten your seat belt. When you put on your seat belt, it should be firmly against your chest. Adjust the height of the belt to slightly above your shoulder.

Taking just a few precautions can save your life as well as the life of others. Unfortunately, other drivers may not always take the same responsibility. If you have been injured by one of these drivers, you may be entitled to compensation.

To discuss your legal options, contact a Green Bay car accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call us at 800-800-5678 for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham