Changing lanes while driving means the driver must be aware and alert of their surroundings to avoid a New Haven auto accident. When changing lanes, you must check to make sure there are no vehicles in your way in the lane you want to enter. This means checking the side and behind your vehicle before you change. This is important if you are on the highway, entering a highway, entering a road from another road, and entering from the curb/shoulder.
When changing lanes:
- Look in your rear-view and side mirrors.
- Look over your shoulder in the direction you plan to move.
- Check quickly. Do not take your eyes off the road ahead for more than an instant.
- Check the far lane.
- Take one lane at a time.
If you or a loved one was in an accident and suspect that the person who hit you did not look before changing lanes, contact our experienced New Haven auto accident attorneys. We have bee defending the rights of the injured in New Haven and the Connecticut shoreline for nearly 60 years.