Use Safe Driving Habits to Avoid the Need for a Las Vegas Personal Accident Attorney
Adopting safe driving habits is the best way to avoid the need for a Las Vegas personal accident attorney.
Because we live in the desert, local drivers are used to driving around on dry roads and having plenty of sunshine to help with visibility. When we do get a storm, the roads are especially treacherous because so many people are unfamiliar with driving under adverse conditions.
The law offices of Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez want everyone to stay safe on the roads, so we offer the following safe winter driving tips:
- When the roads are wet, slow down and allow more space than usual between your vehicle and the one in front of you. If you have to brake suddenly, you will have more room to react to avoid a collision.
- Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition and replace them if they show excessive wear. Wipers deteriorate rapidly with constant exposure to sunlight and in some cases, the material melts. A worn wiper smears water across the window’s surface reducing visibility.
- Check your tire pressure frequently using a high quality air gauge. Cold weather can cause tires to lose air pressure. Under inflated tires interfere with the vehicle’s steering precision and decrease its stability while cornering. Too much air in the tires can be just as dangerous. Overinflated tires are stiff and less of their surface is in contact with the road. This can cause you to lose control on wet roadways.
- Insist that all passengers wear seat belts without exception. Nevada state law requires all children 6 years and younger be restrained by an approved safety system. It is generally safest for children to ride in the back seat, especially in any vehicle with passenger air bags installed in the front seat.
Following these tips will reduce your risk of suffering a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident.
Regardless of how careful you are, accidents can still happen at any time. If you are injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence the law professionals at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez can help. Call us at 702-388-4476 (GGRM) for a free consultation with a qualified Las Vegas personal accident attorney.