When it comes to driving, people can find themselves in a collision faster than blinking. Where many things are obvious to avoid while driving, you would be surprised how frequently drivers are doing activities or otherwise distracted from paying attention to the other drivers and obstacles on the road. Today, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to remind drivers to avoid some common reasons people are getting into accidents to increase the safety of yourself and others.
Don’t Text & Drive
Where many states have illegalized using the phone while driving, there is a disturbing number of people who will still try texting while they are driving. Where this is continued to be advocated, a study done in 2019, discovered that nearly 25% of all vehicle accidents in the U.S. were caused because a driver was texting and driving. According to experts, drivers who text behind the wheel are 6 times more likely to be involved in a car accident than someone who drives intoxicated. If the phone sounding off with texts are too much a temptation, either put it on silent and out of reach or turn it off until you get to your destination.
Driving While High is Dangerous
Being legal for recreational use in over 10 states, more and more people are tempted to take a puff or tow while driving, especially while the vape pens are popular. Driving under the influence is not limited to alcohol, and people can be arrested for marijuana DUI. Smoking weed is something that should only be done in your home and never while driving.
Avoid Changing Clothes in the Car
This is nearly comically that people think they can control a vehicle moving at any speed and change their clothes. If there is an absolute need to change in the car, pull over to avoid the distractions. Focusing on the road needs to be your only priority, not wardrobe adjustments.
Driving While Tired Causes Car Accidents
Nearly everyone, if not everyone, is guilty of driving while being tired, but it is just as hazardous as driving while texting. When you are tired, the reflexes and cognitive functions slow down, impeding your reaction timing. If you are tired, pull over for a cat nap before continuing on your journey, or call for a ride.
Vehicle Car Accident Response
Doing everything you can for your safety as you drive is essential, however, there are many circumstances that can lead to you being involved in an accident. With our fast accident response, you can count on Citywide Towing arriving at your location to provide you with high-quality towing services. Driving safely can protect you as well as react more effectively if other drivers are careless or their unavoidable circumstances. Should you find yourself in a car accident, you want the trained and certified experts of Citywide Towing Service to recover your vehicle.
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