The moment you back out of your driveway is the moment you encounter potential road hazards. Road hazards are the cause of many road accidents and can usually be prevented if a driver is both cautious and attentive. Road hazards are any road conditions or people on the road that are a potential danger to themselves or drivers on the road.
Pedestrians become road hazards when they fail to pay attention to crossing signs or signals. If a pedestrian crosses the road in a proper manner at the proper time while a driver speeds or turns in the direction of the pedestrian, then the driver becomes a road hazard.
Being Cautious and Attentive
People who are cautious can better prevent an accident or prevent injuring another person on the road. Cautious drivers obey speed limits and other traffic signs. These drivers also care for their cars to make sure that they are roadworthy and can be depended upon when encountering a road hazard. Cautious drivers also look out for potential threats on the road ahead of time.
A cautious driver is more likely to avoid a road hazard if he or she is also an attentive driver. Avoiding alcohol and other mind-altering substances can keep a driver attentive behind the wheel. Getting plenty of sleep is also essential to staying alert.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a an accident due to a road hazard, contact the Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.