Interstate driving can be tricky. If you’re negotiating the Interstates around Dallas, there are some danger areas that you should be aware of and that you need to pay extra attention to. Staying safe on the Interstate, to a large degree, depends upon your paying attention to what’s going on around and on you driving in a predictable way.
These areas are some of the biggest threats when you’re on the Interstate. It’s easy to get caught in sideswipe and rear end accidents in areas where you have to slow down and merge suddenly. Here are some tips:
- Keep at least a car length open in front of you; don’t tailgate
- Make sure you check your blind spot by turning your head before merging
- Slow down to the posted speed limit every time
- Watch out for uneven pavement and other hazards
When a construction area asks you to slow down a great deal, there’s probably a good reason for it. Be sure to obey the speed limits in construction zones.
People tend to get panicky when they think they’re going to miss their exits. This leads to a bunch of driving problems including fast lane changes with no checking ahead to see if the other lane is clear and sudden stops and slowdowns in the middle of traffic. If you want to do your fellow drivers a favor, avoid panicking and sending traffic into a snarl and just go to the next exit if you’re going to miss the one you want. You can just turn around and hit it the next time!
If you see a pack of cars traveling down the freeway more or less together, avoid them. These are accidents waiting to happen and usually form when a group of people all starts driving way too aggressively. Avoid any situation where there is less than three seconds of time for you to react to anything the car in front of you does. You’ll be glad you did when something goes wrong!
A Dallas attorney can make sure that you’re represented in court if you get in an accident and are injured due to someone else driving negligently. Whether it’s on the city streets of Dallas or out on the Interstates around the city, a car accident lawyer can help you to file a lawsuit and, in some cases, you may win compensation for your pain and suffering and property loss.