Car accidents cause injuries and take lives. This changes everyone involved for the better or worse instantly. Since car accidents have such a major impact on people, it's important that you take time to learn how to avoid them. It's always best to take preventative measures, so you can avoid ever having to deal with the losses that occur in one of these emergency situations.
One way to avoid a car accident is by specifically watching out for children on or around the roads. Unlike adults, children don't have the same awareness about the dangers of traffic. A child looking to cross the road may not look both ways. A little one who loses a doll in the street might run back out before his or her mom or dad can say no. Being aware of your surroundings could prevent situations like these from leading to fatalities.
At all times, you should maintain at least one hand on the steering wheel. This gives you at least some control over the steering wheel. It's better to have both hands on the wheel at all times if possible. Reduce the number of distractions in your vehicle to make that possible. Then, instead of reaching for a radio's tuner, you'll be focusing on the road with both hands, ready to maneuver your vehicle.
Finally, always take your time. You might be in a rush, but speeding through an intersection or school zone won't get you where you need to go much faster than if you didn't. Taking your time does help you save lives and prevent accidents.
Remember, those who are in crashes have a right to pursue compensation from the responsible party. It's not the victim's fault that the driver wasn't doing his or her due diligence. Our site has more on the steps to take if you want to make a claim.