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Avoiding Car Accidents Is All About Concentration

Remember back in the day when you went to take that routine driver's education? I have to say, I don't think anyone really enjoys this. You do some reading, note taking, slow driving and watch the classic video tapes loaded with nasty car accidents. Good times! Now, the point of all this is not only to teach you proper driving skills, but also to make sure you know how to drive safely. This part is crucial. Especially for teenagers just receiving their licenses. I suppose they need as much scaring as instructors can muster.
 
We tend to get in a rut. Most people get up in the morning, hop in their car and drive to school or work. It's a routine we know by heart and it doesn't faze us one bit. After all, what's there to worry about? We're just going through the motions like we always do. Nothing bad generally happens. So why would today be any different? However, what we forget is that car accidents can occur at any time. It could be you, or it could be some poor old lady 8 cars ahead of you. This means that you not only have to drive safely, but you also have to watch how others around you are driving. That car three vehicles ahead of you could lose control today and smash into a semi. This in turn could affect you almost instantly. After all, you are on the same road, highway, or interstate. Yes sir, when you're behind that wheel, you have to be on full alert at all times. Most car accidents occur because people are not. You wouldn't believe how often people crash their cars because of tiny things like dropping a cigarette or changing the radio station.
 
Driving is a privilege; not a right! We've all heard this spiel before, and as much as we hate to hear it, it's the truth. Some folks are not fit to drive. Once you pull out onto that highway, you have a lot of responsibility in your hands. Not everyone takes this seriously enough. So the next time you're in a hurry and decide to speed around everyone, I suggest you remember those hideous car accidents they showed you back in driver's education. Maybe speeding is not such a great plan after all.





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