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Top Ways To Avoid a Collision

Top Ways To Avoid a Collision
No one leaves their home and expects to be involved in an auto accident, and most people believe they are better than average drivers.  

While we can’t control other drivers’ behaviours, there are actions we can take to help ensure our safety on the road. 

  • Keep your vehicle in good shape – Ensuring that your vehicle is running well, (brakes, brake lights, working windshield wipers, etc.) will help you be safe on the road. 
  • Know before you go – Check weather and road conditions. Be aware of road closures and construction that might below cause delays and result in you feeling rushed. 
  • Keep your focus on the road and surroundings. 
  • Commit to distraction-free driving. 
  • Always leave a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Allowing for this extra space will give you the time to brake. 
  • Be aware of your speed, and drive according to the weather conditions. 
  • Never drive impaired or when fatigued. 
  • Be extra aware in construction zones, pedestrian areas and intersections. 
  • Be courteous and patient with other drivers. If someone is driving erratically, allow them the space to do so without putting yourself in danger. 
Only we can reduce vehicular collisions. Do your part and be the best driver possible. Encourage other drivers in your family to do the same.