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Better habits may lead to fewer auto accidents

There are many reasons why car collisions happen, and often, they are the result of human error and poor choices made behind the wheel. Thankfully, Texas drivers can make the roads safer for themselves and others simply by practicing certain safety habits. Good habits and cautious driving can prevent many different types of auto accidents, and they can reduce the chance that motorists will experience injuries.

One very simple way to practice safe driving is to drive the speed limit. Most people drive over the posted speed limit, and increased speeds can increase the chance of an accident. People will also find it beneficial to make sure they read and adhere to all posted signs, as well as not follow the vehicle in front of them too closely. Increasing the distance between vehicles will make a collision less likely.

A common source of car accidents is impaired driving. When a driver is distracted, drunk, fatigued or under the influence of drugs, he or she is much more likely to cause an accident. It is important for all Texas drivers to develop the habit of acknowledging when they are not in a position to drive safely or capable of effectively operating a motor vehicle at the moment.

Even when a person takes the time to develop and practice safe driving habits, it does not mean that everyone else will do the same. Sometimes, people are the victims of auto accidents caused solely by the reckless or negligent choices of another person. When this happens, they may have grounds to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury claim. 

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