Practice defensive driving
Some people drive aggressively. Others follow too closely, weave in and out of traffic, or make turns without signaling. You can’t control other drivers, but driving defensively can help you avoid the dangers caused by the bad driving habits of others. “Always be aware of the traffic ahead, behind, and next to you, and have possible escape routes in mind. Stay at least one car length behind the car in front of you, and maintain a larger buffer zone with faster speeds,” DMV advises.
What to do after a vehicular accident
Should you find yourself in an accident and you feel nauseous, dizzy, have a painful headache, neck, or lower back, request an ambulance to take you to an ER or a dependable San Jose walk-in clinic like U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group. If you are confident that you don’t need an ambulance, stay on the side of caution and get checked out by an urgent care clinic within 24 hours of the incident.