Paste your Bing Webmaster Tools verification code here

Road Rage

Road rage seems pretty common to us.  We often joke about it don’t we?  But getting upset and yelling, “Come on!” when someone cuts you off is very different to real road rage.  Road rage, is an oftentimes deadly problem.  Driver’s get reckless when in the heat of anger.  Many try to make impossible passes, speed, or even try to bump into the driver that upset them.  This can lead to losing control and car accidents.  Remember to take a breath when someone does something that angers you.  Try counting down from ten.  Remember that acting in anger could cost you your life, or the life of someone else on the road.

Road Conditions

We all know the term “dead man’s curve” but we rarely think about how true that term might be.  Sharp, blind turns need to be approached with caution and at a low speed.  You never know what could be on the other side of the curve.  Potholes can also be a real problem in road conditions.  Potholes can be hard to see, and depending on how large they are and the angle your tires hit them at, you could send up blowing a tire.  Now imagine going around a “dead man’s curve” and hitting a pothole.  That could be the ultimate recipe for disaster.  Remember to always keep your eyes and attention on the road, and to drive the speed limit and take caution when approaching curves.

Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving has become a popular fight recently.  Many freeway signs now alert drivers to the dangers of drowsy driving, as well as have multiple rest stops available for drivers to pull over and close their eyes for a few minutes…or hours.  When you’re fatigued, your attention and your reaction times are lessened and slowed, just like when you’re intoxicated.  Stay safe, and help protect others on the road by not getting in the car when you’re fatigued, or by pulling over and taking a cat nap.

Street Racing

Street racing is often done by the younger crowd.  Mix the invincible ego, inexperience, and high speeds, and it’s a recipe for disaster.  Everyone wants to be the next star of the Fast and the Furious.  Remember that street racing is not safe.  High speeds and ego are a dangerous mixture and should be avoided.  Remember that racing can harm others, not just yourself; bystanders, other drivers, and passengers can all be hurt.  

Animals

Animals are a part of nature.  A part that we can’t really avoid when driving.  No matter where you are in the world, you’ll have the threat of animal crossings.  This, again, is another reason to keep your full attention on the road.  You never know when an animal will appear in your path.  This can lead to a collision, or an overcorrection trying to move out of the way.  Running into a large animal like a deer or cow can leave your car total, and you in banged up condition.  Overcorrecting to avoid colliding with an animal can cause you to run into another vehicle on the road, or even flip your vehicle.

Remember to drive safely and smartly.  If you do find yourself in an accident, we hope you think of East End Body Shop in Huntington, West Virginia to help get your car looking brand new.

Related Articles

Auto Body and Collision Repair in Huntington, WV

Let’s reverse auto aging with auto body and collision repair Let’s be honest, there are a number of reasons you chose the vehicle you did. Maybe it was the crash test ratings, the reliability, or maybe it was simply the price. Most likely it was a combination of...

Auto Body Repair and Collision Repair in Huntington

Our Huntington, Virginia collision center is a family owned auto body repair shop that has decades of experience backing us. We have been providing our community and the surrounding areas with quality auto repair service. We’re located at 3117 Ferris Court (31st...

Comprehensive Auto Body Services in Huntington, WV

Here at East End Body Shop, no auto body service job is too big or too small for our crew to tackle. We do it all with ease, whether it is minor dent removals or complete body repairs. Visit us and we can repair your car, truck, or other vehicle, you name it and we...

4 Causes of Car Accidents in the Winter Months

We know that with the changing season comes the change in driving ability. Many individuals struggle with driving in colder weather, this can mean wet streets, or snow or ice covered roads, which can cause problems in every day commuting. Here are a few things that...

Things Your Auto Insurer Won’t Tell You

“Total Loss” Declaration Value According to insurers, they use three mechanisms to determine your car’s value after it’s been totaled. These three ways are: computerized vendor quotes, value books (like Kelley Blue Book), and market search of the local area. However,...

Japanese Auto Repair in Huntington, West Virginia

Here at East End Body Shop we provide quality auto repair for just about any vehicle, including Japanese cars. Our auto repair specialists can get your vehicle back into tiptop shape. We offer reliable customer service and Japanese auto repair at the best rates in the...

Top Causes of Car Accidents Part 3
5 (100%) 5 votes