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Whenever you are driving on the road, it’s vital to ensure you are doing everything you can to stay as safe as possible. While you cannot predict the actions of other drivers, there are certain things you may do on your own that help to keep you safe in difficult situations.

Safe driving means following defensive driving tips that can help you avoid others on the road. Here are a few of the things you want to do at all times behind the steering wheel.

Give Enough Space

Never follow behind someone too closely. Make sure you’re giving them space to stop, which will also allow you to stop in time as well. You must also give space to the vehicles beside you should you be merging. Never merge if you’re going to be too close to another vehicle in front of you or behind you. It’s impossible to predict their actions and not enough space leads to a severe crash.

Follow Laws of the Road

The laws on the road exist for a reason, and a majority of them are to keep people safe. This includes speed limits, traffic signs, and more. The more you follow the laws, the safe you’re going to be. However, other drivers don’t always follow the laws, which is why speeding is one of the most common reasons for a car accident.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

You can only truly control your own actions on the road, but you don’t know what others are going to do, and it makes for a potentially dangerous situation. Keep a close eye on the other drivers on the road and be aware of their actions. The more you can spot potential negligence, the more likely you are to stay clear of these actions.

Our North Dakota car accident lawyers at Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. are here to help you through the most difficult matters. If you are injured in a car accident, you need someone to explain your rights and options every step of the way. You can trust our team to advocate on your behalf.

Call us at (855) 245-5100 today.