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Best practices for limiting injuries from a car crash

On Behalf of | May 12, 2022 | Car Accidents |

Avoiding a car wreck is the responsibility of every motorist. Unfortunately, not everyone obeys the traffic rules. Colliding with one of these individuals may be unavoidable.

Still, you can lessen the odds of a personal injury resulting from an accident that is not your fault. Observing the following guidelines vastly increases your safety.

Wearing a seatbelt

The reasoning is sound on why the law says those sitting in the front seats of a moving vehicle must wear a seatbelt. This single feature saves thousands of lives every year. Because they absorb the impact of an accident, seatbelts also help avert serious harm. Be sure your seatbelt is not twisted and rests tightly against your lap.

Adjusting the steering wheel

Besides making it easier to drive, having the steering wheel at the proper angle serves you well in a crash. Airbags are most effective when they inflate in the optimal direction. Every time you start your car, make sure the wheel points toward your chest.

Maintaining concentration

Alertness could help with evasive maneuvers. Keep music at a reasonable volume. Limit talking on the phone to essential communications. Consume caffeine to stave off exhaustion. Never drink hot beverages, such as coffee, while heading down the road.

Sitting upright

The way you are sitting makes a difference when experiencing an impact. The best position for passengers to be in is remaining straight with their feet flat. Airbags and seatbelts provide superior protection when maintaining this posture.

You cannot prevent others from driving erratically. Luckily, you can reduce the possibility an irresponsible driver causes you physical harm.