In the event that somebody does not understand or follow the duties of a driver, the chance of an accident is much greater.
The law requires that you use reasonable care to avoid harming others while behind the wheel. Accidents can and do happen on a regular basis, but there are steps you can take improve your chance of staying safe at all times.
Here are four duties of a driver that can lead to safer roadways:
1. Drive at a reasonable speed. Speed limits are posted for a reason, and you should take this to heart. Even if you feel that you can get away with speeding, such as on the open highway, it is best to avoid the temptation of doing so.
Note: in the event of severe weather or other less than ideal conditions, it is best to slow down below the speed limit.
2. Be alert at all times. This will improve your skills as a driver, while also allowing you to pinpoint anything that others are doing wrong, thus avoiding an accident that could lead to serious injury or even death.
3. Maintain control of your car at all times. You are expected to maintain proper control of your vehicle at all times. If you act in a negligent manner, such as driving too fast, it is possible to lose control and put yourself, as well as others, in harm’s way.
4. Maintain your vehicle. It is your job to maintain your vehicle to ensure its safety on the road. This includes but is not limited to the proper functioning of brakes and lights. If you feel that any aspect of your car is putting you or other drivers at risk, visit a local mechanic at once.
These are the duties of a driver that can make the roadways of Wisconsin safer for all drivers. In the event that you are injured in a vehicle accident, contact us to discuss your case. Go to KH-LAW.net to schedule your Free consultation today.
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