The highway is one of the quickest ways to reach different areas of the state. It can also be one of the most dangerous places to drive. Lengthy drives cause drivers to become complacent so they don’t watch for obstacles or changes in traffic as attentively as they would elsewhere. Higher speeds and the lack of supervision encourage people to speed. And this adds up to accidents. Hinkle Law Offices can help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve been involved in a highway accident.
Driving Safely on the Highway
With long stretches of road, people become complacent behind the wheel. It’s a straight line and they’re likely to drift into conversation, get lost in thought or break up the monotony by checking their cell phones. At the speeds legal on highways and the singular flow of traffic, it’s easy to drive recklessly without meaning to. But that leads to accidents that can be fatal for everyone involved.
When driving on the highway, make sure to leave your cell phone off or out of reach. Don’t look away from the road; animals, other cars and debris can pop up before you’re able to react. Obey traffic laws and follow the speed limit. Even going five miles over the speed limit can add a hundred feet to your braking distance. This could put you right in the middle of the obstacle you’re trying to avoid.
If the Worst Happens
You can’t always avoid accidents, even if you’re being as careful as possible on the highway. People make mistakes, drive recklessly and others pay the price for it. If you or a loved one has been involved in a highway accident, Hinkle Law Offices can help you. We’ll work with you to get all of the facts and build the best case possible to fight for your legal rights. You’re not alone; contact us today and we’ll start with a free case evaluation.