The recent death of a driver on highway 361 was a terrible and completely avoidable incident. Here are some Highway Safety Tips to keep yourself and others safe while driving.
An article on the crash, reported on KZTV10.com, notes that an 18-wheeler was carrying sheet metal that was sticking out of the side of the truck and into the lane of oncoming traffic. When the driver who passed away was hit by the extended sheet metal the driver of the truck did not stop or apparently notice the incident.
One of the most important Highway Safety Tips is to make sure that your car is safe to drive. This means that brakes work, the driver can clearly see the road, that parts of your car are not sticking into other lanes, etc. If your car is not safe to drive you should not be driving it.
The next Highway Safety Tips include driving safely and responsibly. Avoid driving over the speed limit, maintain a proper following distance, and avoid distracting driving situations.
Despite these Highway Safety Tips sometimes accidents will happen. If you are in some kind of accident or crash you are legally required to stop and render aid to the other vehicle and wait for police. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges for failure to stop and render aid.
The Coquat Law Firm want everyone to safely get from one place to another when driving. If you have any Highway Safety Tips of your own please be sure to share them in the comments section.
If you find yourself with a traffic ticket or citation, calling our trained traffic ticket attorneys can help you resolve the situation. Our attorneys handle thousands of citations every year. You don’t have to fight your tickets alone. Call 210-745-2825 today.