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How to avoid collisions

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2022 | Car Accidents

Were you involved in a car accident in New Jersey? This can be a very traumatic experience. There are several types of collisions that pose a risk of harm, and learning about them can help you recognize the dangers and take measures to avoid them.

Frontal impact collisions

Frontal impact collisions are some of the most common types of auto accidents. This happens when your car hits an object in front of it, such as another vehicle or a telephone pole. Your best bet to avoid such a crash is to drive slower, especially in rain, and pay close attention to the road.

Side impact collisions

This type of collision can be a T-bone or sideswipe. Such crashes are usually caused when vehicles at an intersection are unclear over who has the right of way. You can avoid these collisions by making sure to pay close attention at intersections. You should also avoid driving parallel to another vehicle when you are in different lanes; give yourself room on all sides to take evasive action if needed.

Rear end collisions

Rear end collisions are an all-too-common hazard on New Jersey highways. They are usually caused by driving too fast and leaving too little space between your vehicle and the one in front of you. You can minimize the risk of a collision by slowing down, moving to the right to let tailgaters pass and keeping your brakes in shape.

Parking lot collisions

A collision in a parking lot may occur when you are backing out of a very tight parking spot. It can also happen when several cars are trying to exit the lot at once. Your best bet to avoid a collision is to leave plenty of extra space between you and other vehicles.