According to the National Safety Council, nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. died in motor vehicle accidents in 2018, and so far, 2019 looks on track to be just as deadly as last year. To reduce motor vehicle-related deaths, we need to embrace the following safety tips:
- Make sure all passengers in your vehicle buckle their seatbelts. This can reduce the risk of death and injury during an accident by 50%.
- If you are drunk or under the influence of drugs, you should never get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. It is also important to note that prescribed medications can also impair your ability to operate a vehicle.
- Never speed if you are running late, no matter how important your meeting is. Drive at a safe speed and always consider the conditions of the road.
- Don’t multitask when you are behind the wheel. Whether it’s sending a text message or making a quick phone call, you need to avoid behaviors that distract you from the road. If you need to use your phone, pullover and find a safe place to stop.
An accident can occur at any time, which is why it is important for people to keep these tips in mind whenever they drive a motor vehicle.
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