Highway Driving Tips

With multiple lanes available for traffic and minimal stops required, highways can be an efficient form of transportation for motorists. Especially on road trips, interstate highways allow drivers to get to their destinations conveniently, without having to navigate rural, unfamiliar roads. Unfortunately, along with their many benefits, highways also offer a few risks that drivers should be aware of before getting behind the wheel.

Because drivers are encouraged to drive quickly on highways, some might feel a bit overconfident in their abilities and drive recklessly. When this happens, an accident can be even more devastating due to the momentum of the crash. If you have been involved in a highway accident with a driver who exhibited negligent behavior, call the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. today at 800-763-0964.

Safety Tips for Highway Driving

Some guidelines you can follow in order to increase safety when driving on the highway include:

  • Plan your trip ahead of time. Have a clear knowledge of when you need to merge on to the highway and when you need to exit.
  • Always check your blind spots, especially when changing lanes quickly.
  • Look ahead. If a car is stopped several miles down the road, you may need to decelerate in order to provide to for adequate stopping distance.
  • If you accidentally miss your exit, do not slow your car down suddenly. Simply exit at the next available opportunity.
  • If there is an emergency occurring with your vehicle, remain calm. Try to steer in a straight direction and pull off to the shoulder as soon as possible. Call 911 for assistance.

These safety tips can help you be a better driver on dangerous roads, such as highways. However, if another driver is behaving negligently, you still may be at risk for a collision. If you are a victim of a car accident such as this, you may be entitled to financial compensation under the law.

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To learn more about safe driving and your legal rights following a car accident, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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