No car accident victim, no matter how successful he or she is in a personal injury claim, would disagree with the idea that avoiding the accident and injuries would have been better. Hindsight is always 20/20 in this regard, but the fact is that most car accidents can be avoided. They usually happen due to a combination of negligence, unlawful activity and an inability to appropriately react.
Indeed, the more attentive and nimble a driver is on the road, the better he or she is able to react to a potential obstacle, maintain control of his or her car and avoid getting hurt in a crash. This is something race car drivers are particularly good at. Therefore, let's look at some of the braking strategies that race car enthusiasts use to avoid getting into a crash.
Race car drivers know their cars better than anyone else, especially when it comes to the limits of their cars and how to steer them around obstacles. One braking strategy they use involves separating the act of braking from the act of turning.
Most car drivers will slow down and continue applying their brakes as they go through a turn, and accelerate as they are coming out of the turn. However, a race car driver instinctively knows that his braking and traction will be more effective if he or she brakes sufficiently before the turn, stops braking during the turn and only begins to accelerate after his vehicle is back in a straight line.
This braking technique of separating the application of brakes from the actual turn is quite easy for drivers to practice and implement into their driving routine. However, it is important to practice it on a regular basis so it becomes instinctive. Once mastered, it will reduce the chances of you losing control of your car during a turn, and it could help you be more nimble in reaction to obstacles that you need to swerve around and avoid.
At Perrota and Cahn Attorneys at Law, we help Georgia plaintiffs pursue claims regarding injuries suffered as a result of another driver's negligence. However, safe and defensive driving practices and good driving technique can help you avoid an accident in the first place, so we hope that you learn more safe driving practices and train yourself accordingly.