Know the Causes of Rear-End Collisions So You Can Avoid Them
We take European automobiles very seriously here at Kinetech Motor Werkes. Not only are these machines amazing feats of automotive engineering and manufacturing; they are also stunning. We don’t want you to ever be in an automobile accident, especially a rear-end collision. Knowledge is power, right? So let’s discuss the common causes of rear-end collisions so you can avoid becoming a statistic.
One of the most common causes of rear-end collisions is traffic. Whether you are following too closely, or you’re being followed too closely, people tend to bump into each other when sitting in traffic jams. Don’t lose focus just because you’re stopping and going. Leave room between the vehicle in front of you so you don’t hit it in case its driver stops suddenly because he wasn’t paying attention.
With all of the laws and news reports about distracted driving, it seems somewhat unreal that we still talk about it. Admit it. You pick up your cell phone when you get a text message even though you’re driving. Stop doing that and don’t do anything else that will distract you. One of the key practices of defensive driving is remaining alert. Turn the cell phone notifications off.
You’re late. You’re speeding to get to work on time. You’re weaving in between traffic to pass all the stupid slow drivers. You get caught and cannot change lanes. You can’t stop fast enough either. You rear-end the car in front of you. Or, you tailgate all the time because you’re in control and people need to go faster or get the heck out of your way. Instant rear-end collision; just add you.
We’re going to surprise you. Did you know that exhausted or tired driving is as dangerous as drunk driving? It doesn’t seem possible but it’s true. When you’re beat, you lose your motor skills just as you do when you’re drunk. Consequently, you might not even realize you’re falling asleep behind to wheel until you slam into the person in front of you.
Finally, mechanical failure can cause an accident and you might either be the victim or the perpetrator. Suppose your brakes fail and you cannot stop. What about a blown tire? If your vehicle breaks down, you might either be the cause of an automobile accident or the victim of one, especially if you can’t get your car, truck, or SUV out of traffic.
Keep this last cause of rear-end collisions at bay with regular maintenance visits to Kinetech Motor Werkes in Indian Trail, NC. Call our number, 704-457-7821, and set up your appointment today.
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