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Driving Habits Which Increase the Odds of a Car Accident

What are some of the driving habits which increase the odds of a car accident in Louisville?  If you are willing to be candid with yourself you may not only reduce your own risk of causing a motor vehicle collision, but being injured due to another driver’s mistakes or negligence.

Driving under the influence is an obvious place to start.  DUI related accidents increase across Kentucky on Fridays and Saturdays according to recent statistics provided by the Kentucky State Police.  Cell phone use, texting, emailing, attempting to access social media and even using your phone’s map system will increase the likelihood you will suffer injury in a car accident.  Speeding is another high-risk low-reward behavior you may wish to work on.  This is especially true in poor weather conditions or at night, when visibility is decreased.  Accelerating to beat a yellow light is a common cause of intersection car accidents which result in serious injuries.

Double check your blind spots, especially when changing from a right hand lane into the left hand lane, or when making a turn.  There are many smaller vehicles as well as motorcyclists which can vanish in a blind spot.  Changing lanes without proper signaling and in a slow and deliberate manner can result in an injury accident.

You can focus intently on your own driving habits which increase the odds of a car accident resulting in injury.  Driving more under control, paying sharp attention and obeying speed limits and traffic control devices is a great start.  Silence your cell phone and place it out of reach.  What call or cell phone interaction is worth the pain, suffering and expense of injuries from a car accident?

Slow down as you approach an intersection, instead of speeding up.  Take the time to give intersections and traffic from side streets and additional glance.  It may just save your life.

If you are injured in a Louisville motor vehicle accident we invite you to contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation.  Learn how we will take aggressive action to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

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