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Reduce Newnan Motor Vehicle Crashes With Driving Advice From Police


Posted on Aug 27, 2013

Traffic accidents occur every day around this nation. In order to reduce a motorist’s chances of being involved and injured in a Newnan car crash, the Newnan Police Department has offered some safe driving advice, including these tips:

  • Be cautious and attentive when driving
  • Be patient when driving
  • Allow extra time to get to your destination
  • Be courteous to other drivers
  • Look both ways before crossing an intersection because intersections are a common place for crashes
  • Be aware that impaired or reckless drivers may still run red lights, so don’t “jump” on green lights
  • Drivers should be prepared to suddenly stop within 100 feet of an intersection, which is why a driver should always know how fast they are traveling
  • Drivers should only pass on the left of slower traffic and should only be done with clear visibility of the passing lane—not exceeding the speed limit
  • Drivers entering highways should increase their speeds and use their signals to merge safely with traffic
  • Motorists on highways traveling in the right lane should change lanes or adjust speeds accordingly to allow on-ramp traffic to merge safely
  • Drivers looking to exit a highway should only decelerate and slow once they are no longer in highway traffic
  • Drivers should not cross multiple lanes or make a quick maneuver to exit the highway, but rather drive in the right-hand lane
  • Drivers should always use their signals to alert other drivers of their intentions

Most traffic accidents take place because a driver makes a sudden maneuver or an erratic decision and does not follow the road rules, or simply does not pay attention to other drivers, according to the Newnan Police Department. By following the tips above, drivers can reduce their chances of a Newnan, Georgia auto accident and injuries.

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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia