In 2019, hundreds of people in the United States died in car accidents caused by someone who ran a red light. Approximately 130,000 injuries came from accidents caused by red light runners during that year. If you are the driver, there are steps you can take to avoid a red light accident are:
Step One: Pay Attention
Distracted driving is the leading cause of traffic accidents. Avoid doing anything that distracts your mind from paying close attention to traffic at an intersection or on the highway. Common mistakes, which cause accidents, are using a phone, adjusting the radio or mirror, or turning around to talk to someone in the back seat.
It is very important to avoid using a cell phone while driving. Never text while driving. Even if you have a hands-free mobile phone system installed, you may pay more attention to the phone call than to driving. It’s best to stop in a safe place out of traffic to make and receive phone calls. If you must use a hands-free phone while driving, pay close attention to the road and don’t let your mind wander during a call.
Step Two: Slow Down
It’s not worth risking your …