Bellevue car accident attorney Andrew Kim shares defensive driving tips provided by Libery Mutual Insurance to be more alert while driving on the roads.

Defensive Driving Tips to Remember on the Road

Andrew Kim
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Provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, here are their 5 tips to remember in defensive driving habits:

1) Expand your "look-ahead" capacity:

A driver should look 10-12 seconds ahead as opposed to focusing only on the vehicle in front of them.  This is where many trouble spots have the potential to begin.  To see how far 10-12 seconds ahead is, pick a stationary object, like a traffic sign or street light, and count the seconds it takes for you to pass the object.  If you are passing the object before the seconds are up, pick an object slighty further ahead.  This will give you a good idea of how far ahead you should be scanning the road.

2) Size up the whole scene:

You should be continually scanning for bicycles, pedestrians, construction sites, congested traffic, other drivers and changing road conditions.  This would include checking your review and side mirrors every few seconds to spot potential problems.

3. Signal your intentions early:

When you use your turn signals, horn or lights, it alerts other drivers of your plans and helps them make their own defensive driving decisions.  Use them appropriately to avoid potential problems.

4. Plan an escape route:

To maneuver smoothly, carefully time your passing moves and avoid tailgating.  Thinking ahead to give yourself more room, time and visibility to stop will help avoid a crash.

5. Take decisive action:

Any driver who follows the previous 4 principles should be able to react correctly and safely in most traffic situations. Defensive driving ultimately comes with experience!

If you have been injured in a car accident, and need to help of a car accident lawyer in Bellevue, call the Andrew Kim Law Firm.  Our Bellevue car accident law firm handles injuries caused by car accidents, truck accidents and bicycle accidents.  For your free consultation, call our office at (425) 289-1990, (253) 682-2000 or toll free at (800) 636-3676.

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