Looking Ahead for Clues Minimizes Your Chances of an Atlanta Car Crash

Drivers are often in a hurry to get where they are going. However, that doesn’t mean a driver in a hurry doesn’t have 12 seconds to spare. In fact, motorists who don’t have 12 seconds may end up in an Atlanta car crash.

What if the vehicle in front of you stops suddenly, or if there is a large obstacle in the road that you need to avoid? If you are not looking at least 12 seconds ahead, you may not be able to escape these types of road hazards.

Looking for clues of potential hazards at least 12 seconds ahead will help you minimize your chances of being involved in an Atlanta car accident. Clues could include:

  • A car slowing down
  • Turn signals
  • Brake lights
  • Road signs warning of road closures or rerouting
  • Road construction
  • Road debris, such as tire tread, trash, etc.
  • A child playing on the side of the road
  • A bicyclist on the road ahead
  • A vehicle exiting a driveway

Being aware of your surroundings and looking for clues such as these will help you avoid the need to make a last-minute maneuver that could result in a crash. Keep yourself, your passengers, and other drivers around you safe by following the 12-second rule on the road.

If you were injured due to another’s last-minute lane change or negligent move on the road, you may have rights to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia to collect compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Call a knowledgeable Atlanta personal injury attorney at the Kalka Law Firm.

Categories: Auto Accidents