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4 Things You Can Do to Avoid Rear-End Collisions

by Christopher Hoffmann on May. 18, 2016

Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Car Accident Accident & Injury  Personal Injury 

Summary: Most rear-end collisions can easily be prevented by alert and focused driving. Follow these four tips to decrease your chances of being involved in a rear-end car accident.



While most rear-end auto accidents are not deadly, they can cause personal injury and extensive damage to your car. Although advanced crash avoidance technologies are becoming increasingly available, the most effective way to avoid an accident is to be alert and focused. Follow these four tips to decrease your chances of being involved in a St. Louis rear-end collision.

Pay Attention & Be Alert

It is no secret that multi-tasking while driving is extremely dangerous. In fact, the leading cause of rear-end car accidents is driver distraction. If you are distracted with other tasks while driving, it becomes difficult to maintain a safe following distance. If you are driving an automobile, always remember the most important task at hand: driving. Be alert and do not let anything distract you from the road.

Plan Ahead

Before you leave for your destination it is important to plan ahead. Figure out where you are going and what route you are going to take. This will prevent last minute lane changes and turns while you are driving. If you have to be somewhere at a specific time, give yourself plenty of time to get there. This will help you resist the temptation to speed. Speeding and tailgating are common causes of rear-end collisions. If you know your route and allow plenty of time to get there, you will be able to drive calmly and patiently.

Be Predictable

To be a safe driver you must communicate your intentions to other drivers. Always use your turn signals when turning or changing lanes and slow down gradually when turning or approaching a stop sign or red light.

Know Your Surroundings

Road conditions can change rapidly. Be in the habit of checking your mirrors frequently and avoid driving in the blind spot of other drivers. Always anticipate hazardous situations and drive defensively.



Your efforts to be a safe and responsible driver can save lives. However, you may not always be able to prevent or avoid a rear-end car accident. If you or a loved one have been injured by a reckless driver, contact our St. Louis law office to ensure your legal rights are protected. Call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242 to schedule a free and private consultation with an experienced attorney.

See also:
What To Do After A Car Accident
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