Check out to know the list of common road accidents and ways on how to avoid it.
Accidents are unplanned events that most people wouldn’t really want to happen to them for obvious reasons. One of the worst places where you could get involved in an accident is on the road while you’re driving and minding your own business. To help save you from any of the mishaps that road accidents have to offer, Philcarnews.com prepared this guide for you.
The most common road accident out there has to be a collision. There are innumerable numbers of collision accidents per month and it looks like the numbers aren’t getting any lower. A collision occurs when two or more vehicles hit each other or make contact without anyone’s intention for it to happen. This is regardless of the damage inflicted to each other’s vehicle or sometimes to the drivers and passengers. There are thousands who fall victim to collisions every day but you can prevent it from happening to you by following our advice here.
A collision occurs when two or more vehicles hit each other or make contact without anyone’s intention for it to happen
2. How to avoid it
Keep your eyes on the road
Keep your attention directed at the road ahead of you. Scan ahead up the path you intend to go to so you’ll be able to tell if an emergency might suddenly happen. Also, pay attention to blind curves and other drivers that are not as focused as you are. You may not want to be in an accident but there are people who could be the cause of your demise while on the road. Always take glimpses at your mirrors every 5 seconds to be aware of your complete surroundings.
Keep your attention directed at the road ahead of you
Don’t use your phone while driving
This is a major no-no regardless of how much of an emergency it is. If you really need to make a call or answer to a text message then pull over safely on the side of the road first before getting yourself occupied. This is a major distraction and if there are messages that can alter your mood while you're driving that could cloud the clarity of your judgment and focus as well.
Never drive while intoxicated
No one wants to fall victim to an intoxicated driver and his mishap on the road. So, do your part in keeping the roads safe from incautious drivers by avoiding driving while intoxicated. Accidents caused by events like these usually occur in the middle of the night since that is the usual time for people to party. You may be tempted to drive your car still even if you're drowsy as caused by the liquor but your better judgment ability will tell you otherwise. Refraining from drunk-driving will save you from accidents as well as also saving other innocent people from suffering with you. It will also save you from legal charges and paying tons of money for penalties.
3. Falling debris
There is that one in a million chances that you may hit the jackpot in the lottery but there is also the larger chance that you’ll be hit with falling debris while you’re driving. Most car owners will survive their lifetime with never experiencing this but there are those that are unlucky enough to see through this type of experience.
There's a larger chance that you’ll be hit with falling debris while you’re driving
4. How to avoid it
Keep away from construction zones
Do this especially if there are large buildings that require big machinery and multi-story platforms. Though engineers do their best to keep these construction zones safe, there could always be a chance for an accident just waiting to happen. If you can, find another route especially if there’s also a possibility that the construction could be causing traffic.
5. Running over a pedestrian
This is one of the worst things that a driver can do: running over or hitting a pedestrian with your car whilst driving. It is strictly punishable by law. Even though the pedestrian is a jaywalker, the blame would still be on you. If you think that is unfair, let’s just say that that is just one the many responsibilities and obligations that you need to be aware of as a driver. If you have liability insurance then they may be able to cover for the injury sustained by the pedestrian, or if applicable in the situation, death.
This is one of the worst things that a driver can do: running over or hitting a pedestrian with your car whilst driving
This is one of the things that you could do for yourself as a favor. Knowing that regardless if you’re at fault or the pedestrian is the one to blame, you might still go to jail for reckless driving either way. So you might as well save yourself from all of this trouble. Following the rules of the road may not completely rule out the possibility of you suddenly running over or hitting a pedestrian, it decreases the chance by up to 90%.
Are you one of those hated drivers on the road who likes to bust the speed limit for who knows what reason? If you are, then it’s likely for you to end up in three different ways of unlikeable scenarios – one, you get caught for speeding, two, you end up being in a collision or three, you run over an innocent person or worse, people.
Overspeeding may result in you being caught overspeeding, involved in a collision or run over an innocent pedestrian
Signs are put up there by the government for a reason. It’s not there for aesthetic so you better use its purpose. These road signs are often positioned in spots on the highway where they are needed the most or where you need to pay the most attention to. For example, there is a one-way road ahead so better wait with the other cars until the vehicles going the other direction have been signaled to stop. Another example is signs that indicate that you’re going to be approaching a school just ahead. That means you need to slow down because there may be kids and students attempting to cross the road.
6. Sliding, Losing Control of Vehicle
Sliding off your lane or losing control of your vehicle is most common in huge vehicles with more than four wheels. However, it is not impossible for ordinary cars to exhibit the same scenario. This type of accident can cause damage ranging from being the only vehicle in the accident to colliding with other vehicles and hitting other objects on the road.
Sliding off your lane or losing control of your vehicle is most common in huge vehicles with more than four wheels
7. How to avoid it
Don’t drive in bad weather
If the trip isn't that important it's best to refrain from driving. After all, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Attend to maintenance checks
The event could have been caused by drastic events inside the car’s system and would require that you repair or replace a part. Always attend to maintenance checks like brake pad replacements and wheel rotation to save you from accidents like these.
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Source: Hanna Miel Sanchez