Northwest Georgia residents rely on their vehicles to travel to work, take their children to school, run errands, travel across country and more. In fact, without a motor vehicle, most of us would be completely lost and unable to complete the daily routines that make up the intricate fabric of our lives, but using a motor vehicle is very dangerous. Georgia drivers need to constantly be aware of the dangers they are facing on the roadway each day and never become complacent when it comes to motor vehicle safety.
There are so many things that we can do to stay safe on the road, and each of these things could ultimately save our lives, the lives of our loved ones and the lives of other people we share the road with. For example, simply checking that your tires are fully inflated with air will ensure that your vehicle stops efficiently and has the best possible traction for maneuvering. Taking your vehicle to the shop to have it checked for wear and tear is also essential to ensuring that your brakes, anti-lock braking system, power steering, blinker lights, headlights and other essential safety components are properly functioning.
In addition to keeping your car safely functional, you can do a lot with safe driving practices as well. These days, texting-while-driving and using a cellphone on the road is much more prevalent than you might think. Simply by refraining from using a cellphone while operating a vehicle, you will be doing so much to make things safer for yourself and everyone else you're sharing the road with. Of course, in terms of safe practices, following all the rules of the road and refraining from drinking and driving will also do a great deal to improve roadway safety.
At Perrotta and Cahn Attorneys at Law, we see so many northwest Georgia car accident injuries that could have been prevented if the at-fault driver had merely used a little bit of common sense to stay safe. From our law firm to your family, please do whatever you can to keep our community safe on the road.