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Managing Distractions While Driving

Here are 10 tips from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) for managing some of the most common distractions while driving:

  1. Turn It Off – Either turn off your phone or switch to silent mode before you get in the car.
  2. Spread the Word – Set up a special message that tells callers you’re driving and will respond as soon as you can. You can enable some phones to do this automatically when you get in the car.
  3. Pull Over – If you need to make a call, pull over and stop in a safe area first.
  4. Deputize Your Passengers – Ask your passengers to answer or make calls for you. Conversely, if you are a passenger, offer to answer the driver’s phone.
  5. X the Text – Don’t ever text and drive, surf the Web or check email. It is dangerous and against the law in most states.
  6. Know the Law – Familiarize yourself with state and local laws before you start driving. Some prohibit the use of handheld cell phones in addition to texting. The GHSA offers this useful chart.
  7. Prepare – Review maps and directions before you start to drive. If you need help when you are on the road, ask a passenger or pull over to review your directions again.
  8. Secure Your Pets – Pets can be a big distraction in the car. Always secure your pets properly before you start to drive.
  9. Keep the Kids Safe – Pull over if you need to address situations with your children in the car.
  10. Focus on the Task at Hand – Avoid smoking, eating, drinking, reading and any other activity that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off your driving.

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Simple ways to help avoid being involved in a car crash

We have recently written about the devastating I75 car crash that resulted in horrible injuries and the loss of human life.    You can read our comments here.  We most often deal with victims of personal injury AFTER they have already been hurt.  Obviously, our job as personal injury lawyers is to help victims of an injury such as a car crash obtain the most favorable personal injury settlement or verdict we can.

We feel it is our duty to our clients, friends, and readers to provide information to help you avoid these types of dangers.  Here are some common sense things that you can do to help protect yourself and your family.  Unfortunately, common sense is not as common as you might think.

ROAD TRIP TIPS

1.   Prior to taking any road trip, always check for weather and unusual conditions along your route.

2.   Be sure to adjust your speed to be sure it is appropriate for the current conditions.  Most of us have observed drivers ignoring heavy rain, fog, or other dangerous conditions.

3.   While it is critical any time you are driving, it is even more essential when conditions are less than idea.  Texting, cell phone usage and other distractions can prevent a quick reaction which may be necessary to avoid this kind of tragedy.  Distracted driving is always a bad idea.

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Firm opens Athens office

Our firm is proud to announce the addition of our new office in Athens, Alabama. Our new office is located at 201 W Washington Street, Athens, Alabama 35611. The Athens office phone number is 256-233-0002. We are proud to serve the residents of Athens and Limestone County. We will continue to represent those injured in car accidents, truck accidents, and those needing help with a personal injury claim. We will also continue to help individuals and small businesses needing assistance with civil litigation in Athens and Limestone County. We look forward to hearing from you.

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