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Car Advisor Tamotsu Todoroki

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A Case Study - Avoid Getting Involved In A Car Accident - Vol.44

Almost like the mobile phone, cars have become a growing necessity in today's society. Can you imagine if we all just had to walk or use carriages for transportation? Even using public vehicles can sometimes be inconvenient. Nothing beats the comfort of getting to drive your own car, and getting to use it for your personal and business needs clearly defines its purpose.

With the advantages and comfort, owning a car also requires a lot of discipline and responsibility. Every year, the number of incidents related to recklessness and an evident lack of ownership has brought drivers and their passengers to injuries, scars, disabilities and sometimes even death simply because they were not careful.

How can you avoid getting involved in a car accident? Here are some tips on how you can make sure that you are safe.

· Slow down. With the hectic lives we lead, we sometimes think that the easiest way to get to our destination is to pick up the speed. Unfortunately, this is why a lot of accidents happen --- they fail to follow the speed limit. When driving, make sure that you are able to maintain reasonable speed and within the limit that the road allows. If your destination is quite far from where you live, speeding is not the solution to ensure that you arrive there on time --- leaving early will.

· Follow the signs. Each and every road sign that you see has its distinct purpose, but not a lot of drivers are able to understand what those are. Beating the red light is also one common accident magnet. Remember that not following or reading the road signs may not only harm you, it can also harm other motorists.

· Give way. While it may be good for others to imagine that they are the king of the road, in reality, every single car needs to give way to the other. You need to be able to respect the pedestrians and people crossing the street. When you hear an ambulance, make it a point to move and understand that the vehicle is in an emergency situation and will not be able to pass through if no one cooperates. This sets a good example to the others as well.

· Check your brakes. It may sound a bit basic, almost like a given, but did you know that faulty car brakes are one of the leading causes of vehicular accidents in the past year? Your brakes will be your ultimate protection against huge collisions and potential accidents, so this should be one of the first things you should check as soon as you get in the car.

· Make it well-maintained. Do you ever notice how some car lovers name their cars? They treat it almost like a human being, and in reality, we need to be able to take care of them regularly as we would do with ourselves. Car maintenance, an oil change and regular tune-ups are important to ensure that they are able to run smoothly. Being able to care for your car will also prevent you from replacing a lot of the parts, and that can be a lot more costly in the long run.

As these accidents can happen anytime and anywhere in any situation, you could never tell when something like this would strike. While some may think that accidents cannot be avoided, what they do not realize is that you can actually take some safety precautions to ensure that you are well prepared and prevent any kind of driving related injury to happen to you. You may not be able to make yourself accident-free, but you can surely do something to at least make you and your car accident-proof.