Cars make our lives so much easier. But in the wrong hands, they can cause destruction and damage to both people and property. While some accidents can’t be helped, there are things you can do as a driver to minimize your risk. Charlie Burnette, a personal injury attorney in South Carolina, wants you to stay safe on the road. Today, the lawyers at Burnette & Payne want to discuss the importance of defensive driving.

  • Stay safe around speeders – Good drivers know the law and obey speed limits. But as you well know, lots of people choose to drive faster than the stated limits. Watch out for speeders and try to stay away from them.
  • Aggressive drivers are a growing problem – We’ve all seen them on the road: drivers who tailgate your vehicle, veer in and out of lanes, and display aggression towards other vehicles. These drivers are a danger to everyone on the roads. While you can’t control others’ actions, you can protect yourself by using defensive driving practices.
  • Being alert helps you avoid careless drivers – Careless, distracted drivers are more common than ever before. Just about every time you get behind the wheel, you’ll see other drivers on their cell phones. Unfortunately, distracted drivers cause some of the worst accidents. Driving defensively around any driver you suspect to be distracted may save your life.

Have you been injured in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault? Call Burnette & Payne to speak with a personal injury attorney in South Carolina.