New Haven Auto Accident: Defensive Driving This 4th of July

June 21, 2018
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New Haven auto accidents happen. Commuting on one of the highways or prefer to drive on back roads, defensive driving in Connecticut is a must. Here are some concrete ways to safer defensive driving.

  1. Ditch the phone. Using a handheld mobile device while operating a motor vehicle is unlawful in Connecticut, not to mention a big distraction.
  2. Use information systems responsibly. Do not be distracted by the high-tech information systems loaded in new vehicles.
  3. No tailgating. Keep plenty of distance between yourself and the car in front of you or you may end up in a New Haven auto accident.
  4. Be smooth. Braking excessively and accelerating quickly will quickly put other drivers on edge.
  5. Know your car. Being comfortable with how your vehicle handles, brakes and accelerates is important.
  6. Use your eyes. Driving requires you to be attentive at all times.
  7. Follow posted speed signs. Failing to do so can put other drivers at risk and get you a speeding ticket.
  8. Do not overestimate new safety technology. Do not replace vehicle technology for remaining attentive behind wheel.

If you or a loved one were injured contact our New Haven auto accident attorneys immediately We will begin an investigation into your claim and help you with the insurance company.