According to the National Safety Council paper released just weeks ago has indicated that the use of seat belts varies widely from one state to the next, and the unfortunate lack of drivers and passengers using their seat belts is the leading factor in auto or motorcycle accident injuries across the United States.
During 1999, over 9,498 people died because their seat belts were not being used. As more drivers set out on the roads, Regional Medical Group would like to offer these 6 tips that will help motorists avoid automobile or motorcycle accidents:
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Move slowly, stop your car, look for traffic, listen for anything out of the ordinary. Mind your vehicle’s blind spots, especially side, rearview, dash mirrors, and any obstructions behind highway road signs or pillars. If you intend to make a right-hand turn, stop, look, and listen!
Check both directions twice before moving. Oncoming vehicles can appear out of nowhere quickly, so always exercise deep caution when driving into a busier intersection.
Stop at all Red Lights and Intersections
Mind red lights. Always stop and count 3 seconds before driving into an intersection after the green light. Look both directions to be sure a vehicle doesn’t speed through the intersection after a yellow light. Beware passing around semis as well. Trucks have an exceptionally large blind spot on the vehicle’s right side.
Keep Both Hands on the Wheel
Get rid of all distractions while driving. Don’t change the radio or fumble with your music or CDs. Put down your cell phone, and avoid eating. Wind, a steep pothole, or a debris tire can send your car into a side lane or ditch.
Watch out for Children or Small Animals
Small kids and animals always tend to suddenly appear out of nowhere. If you are moving through a residential area with children nearby, always slow down, look, and listen.
Check Your Engine
You can easily prevent engine stalls or automobile failure by tending to your oil and vehicle fluids regularly. And don’t forget to check your tires.
Keep your eyes on the area you will drive into. For interstate driving, stay at least 10 seconds of travel time between you and the car ahead to avoid an accident or injury if they decide to stop suddenly or swerve unexpectedly. Auto accident injury could leave you in the hands of a chiropractor or doctor for years to come, recovering from whiplash, back pain, pinched nerves, and more.
About Regional Medical Group
Regional Medical Group (RMG) is a team of highly qualified accident doctors and medical staff who have teamed up with an extensive network of chiropractors that specialize in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents. Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it.
Regional Medical Group is standing by to help with its remarkable network of chiropractors by finding its patients a ‘chiropractor near me’. For more information visit Regional Medical Group online at RegionalMedicalGroup.com or call today.
Regional Medical Group is your one-stop solution for accidental injury care.