The end of the year is upon us — time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions.
We have a suggestion: make a New Year’s Resolution to be a better, safer driver during 2020.
Resolutions are challenges we make to ourselves to try and correct our bad behaviors so we can have the best life possible. That’s why we should all resolve to be a better driver in 2020.
Resolving to be a better driver should be right up there with all the other resolutions we make this time of year, such as stop smoking, quit drinking, start exercising and eat healthier.
What You Can Do to Be A Safer Driver in 2020
A resolution to be a better driver in 2020 should include:
- Drive defensively at all times.
- Don’t drive distracted. Put away the cellphone, skip the snack, turn down the radio and keep your attention focused on the road.
- Keep your vehicle properly maintained. Have your brakes inspected. Check your tires and your lights. Keeping your vehicle in tip top shape eliminates potential problems that could result in an accident.
- Don’t let your emotions control your driving.
- Never, ever drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Be careful while changing lanes or passing. Be on the lookout for motorcycles, they can often be hard to see.
- Remember to wear your seatbelt. Make sure everyone else in the vehicle does so as well.
- Watch out for pedestrians, especially children and seniors. Be sure to obey all the traffic laws that apply in a school zone.
- Be aware of any adverse road conditions such as road construction or bad weather. Try to avoid driving in bad weather if possible. Look for alternate routes to get around the hassles of road construction.
- Obey all the traffic rules and laws. This means driving the speed limit, coming to a full stop at a stop sign, not running a yellow light, signaling when changing lanes, etc.
It’s always easier to make a resolution than keep it. However, by sticking to our resolution to be a better driver in 2020, we can make the roads a safer place to be — for everyone.
The Rivas Law Firm Wishes You a Safe and Happy Holiday Season
Just because you’ve resolved to make yourself a better driver, doesn’t mean everyone else has. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Winter Haven that was the fault of a negligent driver, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages caused by your injuries.
Don’t accept an offer from the insurance company before speaking with Tania Rivas and the Rivas Law Group. We’ve helped clients in Winter Haven, Lutz, Lakeland and other Central Florida communities obtain the full settlement they deserve for the pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and other losses resulting from an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Contact the law offices of Lakeland personal injury attorney Tania Rivas to schedule a free initial consultation meeting to discuss your case. We accept most personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means no upfront payments from our clients for our services — we only collect our fee once we’ve secured your award.