According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, South Carolina roads were twice as deadly for drivers in 2015 than for the rest of the US. Based on the South Carolina Department of Public Safety numbers so far for 2016, the total number of driving deaths does not look much better. Because of this we want to help you make safe driving a top priority and decrease your risk for automobile accidents in South Carolina.
Safe Driving Tips
Slow Down & Plan Ahead
Many accidents are due to speeding and rushing to get from one destination to the next. Practicing positive time management skills will help you to dedicate more time to safe driving and will reduce your need for speed. There are little ways that can help you dedicate more time to a safe drive that will make your life less stressful in the process. Imagine how much extra time you’d find in the morning by waking up a few minutes early, setting out clothes the night before and preparing meals in advance?
Put Down the Phone
These days, smartphones have become all but an extension of the body. Although it is illegal to send text messages while driving in South Carolina, checking a phone is still an all too common occurrence. Try putting your phone down while driving to stay safer on the road, while setting a strong example for the kids.
Get Enough Sleep
A report from the National Sleep Foundation found that driving while sleepy is one of the leading causes of car accidents in America. Make sure to practice safe driving habits by getting the recommended 7-9hrs. of sleep each night and pulling over when you begin to feel tired.
Let Rankin & Rankin Help
Even when practicing safe driving habits, automobile accidents are an unfortunate reality of life.
If you find yourself or a loved one in a car accident in Conway, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC or anywhere in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Make sure to seek proper medical attention immediately. Once you are stable contact Rankin & Rankin Law Firm to ensure you receive the best possible automobile accident attorney representation in Conway, SC. Our first priority is to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We are located at 201 Beaty St. in Conway, South Carolina and the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today at (843) 248-2405.