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How can drivers stay safe on wet roads?

In November, people across the U.S. may see weather conditions deteriorate, with heavy rainfall and colder temperatures that bring snow or ice to the roadway. Driving on wet roads can be very dangerous and some people go far too fast during poor conditions, whether they are late for work or simply do not realize how easy it can be to lose control of a vehicle when roads are slick. It is extremely important to be mindful of the hazards associated with driving on wet roads. Unfortunately, many drivers are in a rush and show no regard for others’ safety.

The dangers of speeding

Among all the bad driving behaviors Texas motorists partake in, speeding is perhaps the most dangerous. Numerous fatal accidents involve speeding, as driving over the posted speed limit not only endangers you and your passengers but other drivers as well. The following information illustrates just how deadly speeding can be and what you can do to be a more conscientious driver on the road.

Trying to eat while driving

Auto accidents happen for diverse reasons, but distracted driving is particularly problematic, and many lives have been lost over the years as a result of carelessness behind the wheel. When many people think about distracted driving, they may picture someone using their phone to send or read a message while driving. Although smartphone use is a common distraction, there are many other examples of distracted driving—some of which may not seem as problematic. For example, eating food while operating a vehicle can be incredibly dangerous and many drivers have exhibited this behavior at one point or another while on the road.

What should I do after a hit and run accident?

Being involved in a hit and run accident can be extremely scary. You may also be concerned that damage to your automobile won’t be covered since the driver fled the scene. In this case, the actions that you take immediately following the accident are extremely important and can even help you bring the responsible party to justice. State Farm offers the following advice if you’re involved in a hit and run.

What steps should I take after a car accident?

Even the safest San Antonio motorists may find themselves involved in a car accident at some point during their driving history. In this case, knowing what steps to take immediately after an accident occurs is crucial. Not only will it preserve the safety of yourself and others, taking the right steps will also help should you decide to file an accident claim down the line. State Farm recommends the following advice if you’re involved in an auto accident.

Woman killed in parking lot accident at El Paso school

More often than not, the car accidents that occur in San Antonio may be just that: accidents. There may be no malice or ill-will involved on the part of those who cause them, and certainly no intent to harm others. Yet the outcomes of such incidents are often the same despite the intentions of the responsible parties. Accident victims may be left with extensive damage to their vehicles or properties, significant injuries to themselves and/or their passenger, or even having to deal with the tragic loss of a loved one. 

Analyzing backover accidents

Should one mention the term "car accident," most in San Antonio will likely immediately begin to conjure up images of collisions occurring between vehicles traveling at high speeds on a roadway. Yet car accidents need not involve high speeds to produce devastating results, and some may actually occur off the roads. While most might have difficult conceptualizing it, car accident injuries and fatalities can easily occur in driveways or parking lots when drivers inadvertently back their vehicles over pedestrians.

3 ways you can reduce the risk of car accidents

Even the safest drivers in Texas may find themselves involved in car accidents. However, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of being involved in a collision, which will benefit you as well as fellow drivers. Consumer Reports offers the following advice to help you stay safe behind the wheel, which must be a concern for every motorist.

Safety tips for new drivers

If you have a new driver in the family in San Antonio, you're probably concerned about his or her safety. Fortunately, there are a few steps new drivers can make to preserve their well-being as well as ensuring other motorists remain protected. Nationwide offers the following advice, which will allow you and your loved ones to remain safe and secure when behind the wheel.

Nighttime driving can be deadly

People who drive along the streets of San Antonio, Texas, often remain on the roads once the sun has set. Once nighttime arrives, there are often drivers who are rushing to meet with friends, coming home from work or simply running errands late into the night. The danger lies in the fact that deadly car accidents are three times more likely to occur at night than they are during the day, according to the National Safety Council. Although driving at any hour of the day can be dangerous, driving at night poses a greater risk to drivers of all ages. It is important to keep in mind these hidden dangers and to drive accordingly in an effort to avoid becoming the next victim of a catastrophic accident.

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