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Bronx Car Accident Attorney Shares Defensive Driving Tips

Bronx Car Accident Attorney and Personal Injury Lawyer Shares Tips for Defensive Driving

You don’t have to be a Bronx Car Accident Attorney or Personal Injury Lawyer to know that a car accident can occur at any moment and even at low speeds they can cause serious personal injuries, including death.

Fortunately, there are NYS Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) approved defensive driving classes available to Westchester, Bronx and Upper Manhattan residents that can help drivers prepare for some of the unexpected occurrences on the road that can lead to an accident. These courses are often given in both English and Spanish and in many cases will qualify you fro a 10% insurance discount and traffic ticket point reduction upon completion of the course.

If you are not able to take a defensive driving class or online course, there are some great tips for defensive driving on the internet including YouTube defensive driving videos and articles online relating to safe driving techniques.

Bronx Car Accident Attorney and Personal Injury Lawyer Offers Lower Westchester, Bronx and Upper Manhattan Residents Defensive Driving Strategies on Avoiding a Car Accident.

Below is an overview of my top 4 driver safety tips/ good driving tips for avoiding a car accident or motor vehicle related injury:

1. Focus on the road when driving – Put away all distractions such as cell phones and concentrate on your surroundings whenever you are operating a motor vehicle. Driver distractions are a major cause of car accidents. Looking down for even a split second can cause you to strike another vehicle if traffic slowed without notice.  In a recent blog, I explain what I feel are the 3 most common causes for car accidents.

2. Be responsible behind the wheel. If you’re a teenager driver just learning the ways of the road or an inexperienced driver, be sure to never get behind the wheel without the supervision of an experienced driver. Responsible driving behavior also encompasses staying  informed to weather conditions prior to hitting the road. And of course, be responsible when you are drinking alcohol. It’s easier to take a cab or have someone who is sober drive you home then to face jail time if arrested for DWI, or even worse, be the reason someone got hurt.

3. Keep up with the maintenance on your vehicle – The worse time to realize your brakes are bad is when you have to stop on the dime to avoid an accident. As a Bronx Car Accident Attorney and Bronx Personal Injury Lawyer, I have represented many passengers that were injured in a car accident and the cause of the accident was nothing more than faulty brakes. Like health check ups, your car needs regular tune ups too. In fact, all vehicles registered in New York State must get a safety & emissions inspection every 12 months. So make certain to also examine your automobile for any issues prior to hitting the road. As the old adage goes, “It’s better to be safe than sorry”.

4. Be a defensive driver – Driving defensively instead of aggressively will not only help prevent you from being the victim of a car accident caused by another driver’s aggression or negligence but you will also avoid the potential personal injuries that often results from a motor vehicle related accident. Remember, the best offense is a good defense.

There you have it, my top tips for defensive driving.  As I mentioned earlier, if you are interested in taking a course on Defensive Driving, there are many classes offered throughout Westchester, the Bronx and other New York City Boroughs. As an added incentive, many insurance companies offer a discount on their auto policy premiums to their insured once you have  completed such classes.

Trust a Bronx Personal Injury Lawyer and Car Accident Attorney Who Has Been Fighting For the Rights of the Bronx, Upper Manhattan and Lower Westchester Residents For Over 20 Years!

If you are injured as a driver or passenger in a car accident and are in need of a Bronx Accident Lawyer or Bronx Car Accident Attorney, at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, we have great experience in assessing personal injuries and their causes including car accident cases. If you would like a legal opinion on the potential value of your personal injury matter or have a question about your rights before starting a lawsuit, contact our office to schedule a FREE Consultation online so one of our Bronx attorneys can evaluate your case.

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