The Most Dangerous Thing You Do Daily

The most dangerous thing you do daily is get into a vehicle. Car accidents are a leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. 32,675 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and it is estimated that the numbers for 2015 will come in even higher. While you cannot control what other drivers do, you can minimize your risk of being in car accident by modifying your own behavior and always being alert to red flag behavior on the part of other drivers.

Safety First Even When the Kids Are Not in the Car

It is very common for parents to say that they drive slower, refrain from texting, and generally drive with more care when they have kids in the car. That makes sense on the surface, but there are two major flaws in that thinking.

The first one is obvious: you should drive carefully all of the time. Even if you don’t injure or kill your own kids when they are not in the car with you, by driving carelessly, you put everyone else and everyone else’s kids at risk.

But let’s assume that you care more about the safety of your kids than anyone else on the road, including yourself. It’s a common sentiment, but imagine what really happens to your kids if you get hurt or killed in an accident. Who will care for them? Who pays for their food, clothing, and college? Who will be there when they need someone to hold them and give them advice during the most difficult times of their lives?

If You Are in a Car Accident

Even the most careful drivers can still get into accidents. If it happens to you, you and your family will need all of the help you can get. An experienced car accident attorney can help you get just compensation for your injuries.

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With a background as a paralegal, focusing on criminal defense and civil rights, Sandra Dalton launched her freelance writing career in 2000 with a weekly column on Freedom for Suite 101 and pro bono projects for individuals and organizations supporting causes close to her heart. One of her first projects was for the Police Compliant Center writing about police misconduct. Sandra’s legal writing quickly expanded to include personal injury, animal welfare, criminal defense, disability discrimination, family law and much more.