Driving is a full-time responsibility. Utilize the acronym S.A.F.E. while you’re driving to better avoid accidents. S.A.F.E. means:

  1. Slow Down – Speed is one of the top contributing factors to accidents. Driving too fast slows your response time and increases the chance of damage, injury, and death in the event of accident. At best, observe speed limits and maybe even consider hanging out in the far right lane going a couple of MPH under the speed limit.

  2. Attentiveness – There are a lot of things that can distract drivers and nowadays, most of those things are in the palm of your hand. Studies show that driving while distracted by your phone (i.e. texting) delays your ability to react even more so than driving under the influence. Be attentive while you’re driving and it could just help you avoid an accident.

  3. Follow the law – While some traffic laws may seem unnecessary or frustrating, the reality is that many of them exist to protect drivers. Make sure that you are aware of the law and do your best to observe the law. Not only are you likely to avoid an accident; you are also likely to avoid a costly ticket.

  4. Exercise safety – Drive with both hands, buckle your seatbelt, keep your eyes on the road, etc. All of these can make for a safer driving experience and can protect you and your passengers from avoidable accidents.

Some accidents are unavoidable and in those cases, we can help you get the medical attention that you need. However, be a S.A.F.E. driver and hopefully you can avoid those accidents that avoidable and protect yourself and the ones that you love (or at least like).