Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ways to Avoid A Car Wreck # 7

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.

#7: Drive with one hand between 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock and the other between 3 o'clock and 4 o'clock on the wheel. The traditional 10 and 2 o'clock positions can cause arm fatigue, especially on long drives, leading to less-than-optimal driver reaction time in emergencies. The traditional position also increases the odds that one of your arms will hit you in the face if your air bag deploys causing lost teeth or a broken jaw.

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