Friday, November 2, 2012

Accident Prevention Tips

As a follow up to Wednesday’s blog regarding the top ten accident locations in Overland Park, here are some key tips to remember when getting behind the wheel.

  • Always wear your seatbelt.

  • If impaired by alcohol or drugs, find a sober driver.

  • Avoid using your cell phone. This includes any form of texting.

  • If you must eat, pull off the road.

  • Don't tailgate. Leave at least 1 car length for every 10 mph.

  • Change radio stations while stationary.

  • Never apply makeup or groom hair while moving.

  • Look twice before backing.

  • Steer with your hands; not with your legs.

  • Don't speed - not even a little bit.

  • Concentrate, Concentrate and Concentrate.
Below is a chart which illustrates how we are doing as far as the number of accident reports we’ve taken this year compared to the last three years. All data is thru the end of September.

As you can see, overall accidents have continued to go down the last two years, while the number of injury accidents has remained the same.