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Tips for Houston Drivers to Avoid Car Accidents Caused by Road Debris

01 Jul 2019, by Madiha Hanif in Auto Accidents

How many times have you had to quickly change lanes while driving to avoid something on the road? If you live in Houston, then chances are more than once. According to a study done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, between 2011-2014 more than 200,000 crashes in the U.S. involved some kind of road debris.

Road debris on our roads is causing accidents on Houston highways. Image Source: ABC 13 Houston

So what can you do to avoid being involved in an accident caused by road debris? Ultimately, it is up to each individual to be aware of what is on the roads and not be distracted while driving. Here are some recommendations from Talabi & Associates:

  1. Put away your cell phone! Seriously it can wait. Your spouse texted you? It can wait. Need to switch over to another song? It can wait. Your eyes should always be focused on the road. 
  2. Keep a safe distance between yourself and an 18 wheeler or a truck in front of you that is loaded with equipment. 
  3. Be observant of the road ahead and watch out for any objects on the road. Also, pay attention to the cars in front of you that are quickly changing lanes to avoid hitting road debris. 
  4. Switch lanes if you are behind a vehicle that has poorly secured items loaded in the back.

Remember that if you are ever involved in an accident due to road debris, you immediately should get in touch with a knowledgeable law firm, such as Talabi & Associates, P.C. Having a good lawyer on your side will help you figure out what course of action to take.

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