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Recognize The Signs Of Distracted Driving

san antonio auto accident attorneyDangers Of Distracted Driving Distracted drivers are responsible for more 1,100 injuries and 9 deaths every single day. That means that more than 400,000 lives are lost or damaged each year due to careless driving. If you are looking for a San Antonio auto accident attorney to successfully pursue your claim, contact Welmaker Law Firm, P.C. The lawyers at Welmaker have successfully helped those who've been injured by distracted drivers and want to help you stay safe too. Do A Pre-flight Check before Driving Get ready for the trip before starting the car. Get your trip programmed, pick your radio station and adjust your mirrors before driving. Rather than using the car as another multitasking zone, focus on driving and leave your distractions behind. Make Your Car A Phone-Free, No Texting Zone Talking on a cell phone increases your risk of accident to the level of driving drunk. And texting while driving makes your risk of crashing more than 24 times greater than safe and distraction-less driving. Put down that phone and make the world a safer place. Focus On The Road It sounds simple, but you really do need to give driving your full attention. Even when driving on a sunny day on a trip you've made hundreds of times. Don't get lulled into a false sense of safety. Remember an accident can happen in a split second so stay aware. Get Some Rest One of the biggest causes of distracted driving is being tired or sleepy. Being chronically sleep deprived makes you a hazard to yourself and others. Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving, so take a nap before traveling and pull over if you find yourself losing focus. Avoid Distracted Drivers Just driving safely is not enough to protect yourself. With so many distracted drivers on the road, it is important to always be on the lookout for them. Watch out for drivers who are on their telephones, arguing with passengers, eating, swerving, unable to stay in their lane, changing speed, or any other odd behavior. If possible, get away from such a driver, by carefully passing them or maintaining a safe distance behind them. Defensive and safe diving can help save your life. San Antonio Auto Accident Attorney Welmaker Legal's experienced accident attorneys will help you if you have been the victim of a distracted driver and fight to make sure you get the full financial compensation that you deserve. Contact them today for a free consultation.