Three Helpful Driving Safety Tips

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Legally reviewed by:

Erik Abrahamson, J.D. August 06, 2012

Whether you are making your morning commute to work or driving around town to complete a few errands, it’s all too easy to forget how dangerous it can be on the road. In the blink of an eye, a moment’s neglect can result in being involved in a Tampa car accident that could result in serious personal injury or death. Here are three simple, helpful driving safety tips that can help ensure that your time on the road is a safe as possible.

Use Care When Changing Lanes

Exercise proper caution when you need to change lanes or merge onto the highway. Dangerous driving habits like failing to use your turn signals and cutting off other drivers can easily lead to an accident. This kind of behavior may anger your fellow drivers and cause them to drive less safely as well.

Avoid Using Your Cell Phone While Driving

No matter how experienced of a driver you may be, using your cellphone while driving is an avoidable distraction that can have serious consequences. If you must take a call while you’re driving, consider pulling off to the side of the road or using one of the many hands-free cell phone devices that are on the market.Text messaging is even more distracting when you are driving and should be avoided at all costs.

Don’t Drive Under the Influence

If you like to enjoy an alcoholic beverage now and then, it’s your responsibility to understand that nearly any amount of alcohol can affect your ability to drive safely. Drunk driving is responsible for some of the most tragic Tampa car accidents, and a drunk driving arrest can have serious legal and financial consequences.

Remember, by using a little extra care and exercising some common sense, we can all work together to make Tampa’s roadways a safer place to drive.