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Driving emergencies that can cause an accident

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2022 | Personal Injury |

When you are driving, there are many different situations that can put you at risk of an accident. Your mind goes into overdrive when things get scary, and your life is on the line. In these moments of crisis, it is important that you keep a cool head and respond the right way.

Here are some of the emergencies that you may face on the road.

Tire blowout

A tire blowout can happen without any warning signs. If your car stops going straight or your steering wheel begins to vibrate, one of your tires may have blown. In a situation like this, it is crucial that you keep a firm grip on the wheel and steer smoothly to avoid an accident. Do not brake and if your foot is on the gas pedal, slowly remove it.

Brake failure

Sudden brake failure can be terrifying on the road. If your brake system starts to go out, you can try pumping the pedal a few times to get enough pressure to bring your car to a stop. Make sure that you are stopping in a safe place where a car is not likely to rear-end you. If pumping your brakes does not work and you are about to crash, you may have to turn off your ignition.

Driving is a dangerous activity. It is hard to prepare for every possible thing that could go wrong. However, if you stay grounded and pay attention to the situation, you will be more likely to avoid a collision.