Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ways to Avoid A Car Wreck # 2

Columbus, Ohio. According to personal injury attorney, David A. Bressman, nearly 40,000 people die each year in car wrecks. Further, of the nearly 6 million car wrecks yearly, almost 50% involve an injury. The best way to avoid injury is drive safely and prudently. This, of course, is obvious but too few "experts" give any meaning to driving safely and prudently. The following series is designed to give you some practical pointers on HOW to do this.

#2: Choose routes with intersections that have left-turn green arrows particularly if you are over age 70 or live in a region with lots of older drivers. Turning left in front of oncoming vehicles at an intersection is a common driving mistake among those over 70 because age often impairs our ability to judge the speed of approaching traffic. Such collisions are much less common where traffic lights have green arrows that let drivers know when to turn.

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