Vehicles sometimes come dangerously close to one another on Lousiana roads. Not all auto accidents prove catastrophic, and a trip to a body shop may fix dents, scratches, and other damage. However, head-on crashes come with significant injury and fatality risks. When one vehicle travels right into the front-end of another car, the chances for fatalities skyrocket. So, drivers may benefit from driving carefully and working to prevent head-on crashes.
Avoiding head-on crashes
Sometimes, following basic traffic laws and road signs could dramatically decrease the chances of a head-on collision. If a road sign says, “Wrong Way” or “Do Not Enter,” following the posted notices could prevent an accident.
When solid lines prohibit passing vehicles on a single-lane highway, drivers choosing to violate the law put their lives at risk. Even when broken lines allow passing, drivers should only do so when the coast is safe. Otherwise, fatal motor vehicle accidents may result.
Drivers should also spend the necessary funds to keep their vehicles in safe operating condition. Broken headlights, steering problems, underinflated tires, and other mechanical issues may make operating a car unsafe. Imagine if tires blew out on a single-lane highway, the resulting spinout could lead to a front-end collision.
Be aware of other drivers
Driving responsibly could cut down the chances for crashes significantly. Unfortunately, other drivers on the road may be less careful. Therefore, practicing defensive driving habits may help. Is there a vehicle down the road that appears to be weaving in and out of lanes? If so, a safer driver may need to change driving behavior to avoid an accident.
Anyone whose negligence leads to a car accident may face a civil lawsuit. The damages that are sought might be significant when the victim suffers serious injuries.