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Dropping Gas Prices Mean Rising Accident Rates

Gas prices have been dropping significantly across the country, which is welcome news to most Americans. However, cheaper gas also means more people are taking to the roads, which means more accidents are happening each day. While we all still need to get where we’re going, you also need to take extra care to avoid accidents.

How to avoid a collision with more drivers on the road

Here are some tips to prevent and handle accidents on the busier roads:

  • Drive defensively. Be aware of your surroundings and always have a route to avoid an accident or other unexpected events on the road. When in doubt, check twice before turning or crossing intersections and maintain a steady speed with traffic as long as it is safe to do so.
  • Avoid peak hours. Don’t travel at rush hour or other busy times unless you need to do so. Traffic backups are prime scenes for fender-benders and other low-speed accidents, which can still cause whiplash and other injuries.
  • Avoid traveling in inclement weather. Rain, snow, fog and other weather can create extra hazards on the road, And with more people traveling who may not usually be on the road, there is a greater chance of mistakes being made and people losing control of their vehicles.
  • Know what to do if you get into an accident. If you do get into an accident, do not discuss fault, but be sure to get the other driver’s insurance information. Get a police report and stay at the scene until both the police and the other driver leave.

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