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Safe Driving Tips from Our Attorneys in Woodbridge, VA

Few people reflect on the dangers they face each day in their car. Commuting to work or elsewhere is routine for adult drivers—a necessity of life for most—until a car accident.

If you suffer injury in a collision caused by the negligent or careless actions of someone else, Kevin Paul Childers is an experienced auto accident lawyer in Manassas serving clients throughout Prince William and Fairfax Counties who can help. Your first step after an accident and injury should be to seek medical assistance. But contacting an attorney soon after an accident is also essential to preserving fragile evidence and pursuing a successful compensation claim for your injury.

Driving safety in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reports a vehicle crash occurs every three minutes in our state. VDOT offers safety programs and information to help motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians avoid car accidents.

Tips for a safe—and uneventful commute—include the following:

  • Drive away distraction: Inattentive driving contributes to car accidents and loss of life every day. Common actions like talking on a phone, eating, reaching for an object, or driving drowsy are dangerous. So remember to keep your eyes and attention on the road, and hands on the steering wheel.
  • Plan your path: If driving to an unfamiliar destination, plan your route, leave early, and anticipate traffic flow. Rushing to arrive on time to work or to an appointment can lead to hasty driving decisions that contribute to an auto accident.
  • Stay out of the way: Be alert for aggressive or reckless drivers who speed and ignore traffic signals or rules of the road in Manassas or anywhere in Virginia. If you encounter an aggressive driver, do not return eye contact or gestures. If tailgated, allow the driver to pass. If followed, drive to a police station or public place and do not exit your car. Aggressive drivers often have a history of drug or criminal activity, so do not engage!
  • Drinking and driving—do not do it: Virginia has tough laws to deter driving drunk or drugged driving. While blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent is the legal limit, driving can be impaired at .03 BAC. Do not drink and drive and do not ride with anyone who might be impaired by drugs or alcohol.
  • Buckle up: Be sure to always fasten your seatbelt, and make sure your passengers do the same. Studies show that seatbelts save lives.

Contact us

Attention to safety can help reduce car accident injuries and fatalities. But even safe drivers are involved in accidents. If you need skilled legal representation after a collision—we can help.

From our offices in Manassas, the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers serves clients throughout Virginia in Woodbridge, Dale City, Manassas Park, Herndon, Quantico, and surrounding areas. If you are in need of a Manassas auto accident lawyer, call (703) 330-6300 or contact us today. We offer a free consultation, and you pay no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.

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