Preventing Accidents on the Road

Preventing Accidents on the RoadAs most of us can relate, commuting is a part of life. While there are obvious dangers such as inclement weather, road hazards, and aggressive drivers, being alert and aware are requirements to reach your destination safely. However, there are more considerations to ensure a safe commute other than the typical things we’ve all been taught such as “don’t speed” and “use your blinker.” As we take a closer look at the proactive safety measures you can take, ensure you are equipped with the right Norwich Car Insurance policy.

Stay out of the fast lane.

Rather than ride in this lane the whole time, use it only for passing purposes, as it was originally intended. Not only does this get you out of speeding drivers’ way, it also allows you more freedom to move about in an emergency situation.

Wait for the intersection to clear.

Simply because the light turns green does not mean you should take off into the intersection. Instead, watch for any red light runners. Look both ways and count to three before proceeding.

Scan ahead.

Avoid only focusing on the cars directly in front of you. Instead, scan the road ahead to prepare for any slowing and merging that might be coming up. In addition, EHS Today states that for highway driving, keep positioned far enough from other cars so if someone were to suddenly stop or swerve, you could avoid them.

Reduce your distractions.

Between your phone, kids, company in the car, and the radio, there are various distractions you might face while driving. However, limit your distractions and keep your eye on the road. If not, a simple pothole or a swerving car could cause serious injury.

At Byrnes Agency, we strive to provide superior auto insurance coverage at competitive rates. With more than 80 years in the industry, we have the knowledge and testimonials to validate our reputation. For more information about our offerings, contact our specialists today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
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Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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