Driver behavior is crucial to safety in residential neighborhoods.
When you’re driving, go slow enough to see and respond to every new circumstance.
In addition to this, your car insurance rates will probably go up, as your insurer may consider you an increased risk.
Disturbingly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that most people who are speeding through residential areas…actually live in the neighborhood!
Staying focused on driving — and only driving — is critical to safe driving.
Distractions, like talking on the phone or eating, make a driver less able to see potential problems and properly react to them.Obviously, alcohol or drugs (including prescription and over-the-counter drugs) affect a driver's reaction time and judgment. Part of staying in control is being aware of other drivers and roadway users around you (and what they may suddenly do) so you're less likely to be caught off guard.Driving while drowsy has the same effect and is one of the leading causes of crashes. For example, if a car speeds past you on the highway but there's not much space between the car and a slow-moving truck in the same lane, it's a pretty sure bet the driver will try to pull into your lane directly in front of you.You are cautious, yet ready to take action and not put your fate in the hands of other drivers. Following these defensive driving tips can help reduce your risk behind the wheel: If you're interested in taking a defensive driving course to help sharpen your driving knowledge and skills, contact your local AAA or your state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).Many states keep a list of approved defensive driving course providers, and lots of these offer online programs.In some states, you may be eligible for insurance premium discounts, "positive" safe driving points, or other benefits.These courses do cost money, but it's worth the investment to be a smarter, safer driver. In short, take every precaution necessary to avoid bringing tragedy to your own neighborhood. We’re parents, and we know how confusing and emotional an Omaha pedestrian accident can be.If a speeding driver hurt you, your child, or a neighbor, reach out to the legal team at Bottlinger Law L. Call us today at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation.By Jason Bottlinger on December 27, 2017 If you speed through a residential neighborhood and hit someone with your vehicle, is it really an “accident”?Sure, you didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but you were, in fact, breaking the law, and driving dangerously. When you were a child, did you think about “safety first” when playing in your front yard?