Tips To Avoid Speeding Accidents
Going too fast can be dangerous. Even if you drive only 5 or 10 mph over the posted speed limit, this can create a life or death situation which can result in a car accident.
FOLLOW THE 3 SECOND RULE
The 3-second rule enables you to gauge the distance between you and the car in front of you. One of the biggest reasons accidents happen is because people don’t leave enough room to stop properly.
1- Make a mental note about an object on the side of the road.
2- When the car in front of you passes it, begin counting
3- If your car passes that same object in less than 3 seconds, you are too close to the car in front of you.
MAKE TIME TO BE ON TIME!
People speed for all sorts of reasons, but one of the most common reasons for speeding is that you have someplace to be and didn’t leave yourself enough time to get there. It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up your kids, going to work, or you are going to an appointment. You should give yourself an extra 30 minutes to get where you need to be. This extra 30 minutes will also take care of any surprise situations that may happen.
THINK REALISTICALLY ABOUT THE SPEED LIMIT
In some cases, people think if they speed they arrive at their destination more quickly. But, is that really true? For instance, if the speed limit is 60 and you need to drive 60 miles, it might take a little over an hour to get there safely and on time. On the other hand, if you’re going 60 in an 80 it might only shave off a few minutes of your time.
Is a few minutes really worth your life or the life of someone else? Probably not.
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