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by Jeff Rasansky - November 22, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

The following three tips can help you to stay out of trouble when you’re out on the road. In many cases, a Dallas car accident occurs because the driver was simply not adhering to the rules of good driving. Remembering them can sometimes help you to realize what you might be doing wrong.

Be Courteous

toyotapriusCourtesy goes a long way toward keeping people safe on the roads. In many cases, car accidents result from people becoming very angry, very impatient and from driving as if they have a right to the road that nobody else enjoys. Remember that everybody around you is just trying to get wherever they’re going, just like you. Don’t be afraid to offer someone a wave and a smile if they cut you off. You probably cut people off, too, and keeping everything calm and friendly really goes a long way toward keeping everyone safe.

Enjoy the Ride

It’s easy to get caught up in the tedium of commuting and to forget the fact that owning and driving a car is actually quite a bit of fun. When you feel yourself getting stressed out, remember that there was a day when driving a car seemed like the exact equivalent of freedom to you and, to some degree, it still is. Stress is a killer. It can kill you over a period of years or it can kill you in less than a second, if you are not paying attention in traffic because you’re too angry and distracted.

Dont Drive Tired

If you’ve been driving for a rather long haul and you need to pull over, pull over. Driving drowsy is extremely dangerous. The more exhausted you get the more hypnotic the lines on the highway become and the more your attention drifts. When you’re traveling at freeway speeds, even having your attention drift for less than a second can be deadly.

You can’t account for what other people are going to do out on the road. A motor vehicle accident lawyer may be able to help you if you’ve been injured by a negligent driver. If it cost you your vehicle or if it cost you a great deal in terms of medical expenses, it’s worth it to see if filing a lawsuit would provide a way for you to receive compensation for those hardships that they’ve caused.

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