The Risks of the Road

Everyone knows that the roads and highways are a dangerous place. There are so many factors that can lead to accidents and injuries. Some of those factors being: traffic, weather, distractions, emotions and drivers who are under the influence. All of these variables contribute to a dangerous environment where motorists need to be prepared for anything on the road in order to ensure their safety and the safety of others.

Some areas of the country are more likely to see accidents occur due to the heavy traffic they see every day. According to Forbes, Los Angeles California is the most dangerous place in the country for commuters. People driving to and from work spend on average an extra 64 hours behind the wheel. This extra time allows more opportunities for accidents.

Although there are many factors that cannot be controlled such as the weather and other drivers, there are a few ways that you can protect yourself from a collision or another traffic accident.

Do not drive distracted. While you are sitting in traffic it is tempting to make a phone call, send a text, eat some food or change the station on the radio, but all these things distract you from focusing on the road. Everyday 9 people are killed in accidents involving distracted drivers, as stated by the CDC.  Nothing is more important than focusing on driving when you are behind the wheel of a car.

Another way to avoid an accident is to check your car for any maintenance problems it may be having. Even if you are focused on the road and have a quick reaction time, your good driving may not be enough to save you. You need to make sure your vehicle is in good driving condition. Regularly check your tires and breaks. Worn tires have less traction and can make stopping or turning more difficult. Have your brakes checked by professionals to ensure that if you need to stop quickly you will be able to. Lights are another important safety feature on your car that can be overlooked. If you have a tail light or headlight out, other cars cannot see you in poor weather or the darkness of night.

Do your part in lessening the amount of accidents that occur each day by paying attention to the road and making sure your car is safe enough to drive. If you have a car that you feel will not transport you safely from point A to point B then maybe it’s time to get a different car. has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

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