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How can I prevent being in a car accident?

Nobody plans on being in a car accident in California. You may be having a great day when out of the blue you are suddenly in the aftermath of an accident. It is confusing and upsetting. If you can plan ahead for a car accident, even though you hope one never occurs, it may help make things easier if it does happen.

Edmunds suggests doing what you can to prevent an accident through the way you drive. You should always scan the road. It is essential to know what is around you at all times. By scanning, you can spot other drivers who may be driving erratically or making dangerous moves. In addition, limit driving to daylight hours if possible. Accidents happen more often in the dark.

You also should avoid driving in the passing lane if possible and know your blind spots. Be aware of those areas where another vehicle could sneak in without you being able to see it. You also should drive with proper hand positioning. This allows you to have the best control over your vehicle and also makes it easier for you to react if something does happen.

Finally, keep your vehicle in good shape. Make sure to check your tires, keep your windows and mirrors clean and just ensure your vehicle is running properly. A mechanical failure or other issue with your car could lead to an accident no matter how careful you are when driving. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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