7 Tips to Avoid Traffic Accidents on the Road
One of the priorities you have when you take the wheel of your car is to preserve your safety and that of your companions, so it is important to take into account preventive measures to avoid traffic accidents on the road.
Take note of each of these tips and enjoy a smooth trip!
1.- Be aware of the car's blind spots
Blind spots in the car obstruct the driver's field of vision to a great extent and are caused by the frame of the front windshield and the pillars of the rear windshield.
Many times they are ignored when in fact it is very important to take them into account, especially before making any lane change maneuver.
By placing the rear-view mirrors at the correct height and position and visualizing the environment through them, blind spots will not be a problem for you.
2.- Avoid exceeding speed limits
Speeding while driving continues to be one of the main causes of traffic accidents, as it causes the driver to have a more limited ability to react to any risk situation.
Therefore, it is advisable to respect the speed limits. In the case of Peru, traffic laws are governed by the National Traffic Regulation, which in article 162 establishes the speed limits that you must maintain both in urban areas and on highways.
3.- Keep an adequate distance between your car and other vehicles
One of the first things you should take into account when driving is to keep a safe distance from the car in front of you, since if it brakes suddenly you will have enough time to react and avoid a crash.
Ideally, this distance should be 1 meter for every 10 km/h. However, this can vary due to various factors, such as the state of the ground, the weather, the type of car you drive and your ability to react to a sudden stop.
4.- Always use the seat belt
Despite the endless campaigns carried out by the media to raise awareness about the use of seat belts, there are still many people who do not use them, which in itself is a serious mistake, because without this position they are 50% more likely to be injured in a accident.
Remember that the basic idea of the seat belt is to prevent us from being propelled out of the car in the event of a strong impact, as well as reducing the risk of being injured by the elements inside.
5.- Try not to drive under the influence of alcohol
Do not drive when you have drunk alcohol is one of the main recommendations that any driver should take into account.
When under its effects, reflexes and sensory perception are affected, making you prone to having an accident.
If you are going to have fun with your friends, try not to drink or designate a driver to take you to your destination.
6.- Do not forget to respect the traffic signs
Traffic signs are signs of different shapes and colors that alert both pedestrians and drivers to take precautions in certain roads or situations.
Therefore, respecting, knowing and understanding them is of vital importance to avoid traffic accidents.
7.- Perform preventive maintenance on your car
It is always important that you take a deep look at your car to guarantee the optimal functioning of the brake system, the tires and the rest of the components that make it up.
If any of these elements fail while you are driving, you will be much more exposed to problems on the road.
At Autoland we ensure the integrity of your vehicle so that none of these technical problems surprise you.