Tips from a Professional Roadside Assistance Company on How to Be Prepared for an Accident
There is no sure way to be prepared for a car accident. The very nature of one implies surprise. The most obvious way to be prepared for an accident is to make sure you are not the the one that causes it, which means driving safely, being alert, sticking to the rules of the road, in addition to common road courtesy, never driving when drunk, and keeping distractions such as mobile phones or smoking to an absolute minimum. Also, accidents happen when parents are trying to control their kids in the back. Instead of doing this, pull over to sort out your children’s issues.
In addition to being a good driver, prepare for an accident by driving in a car which is road worthy. Newer cars that have excellent crash test ratings are better than ones with low safety ratings. If you are in an accident, your chances of injury will be decreased when in a safer car. Plus, always wear your seat belt, and make sure any child safety seats are correctly placed and secured. Approximately half the child and infant seats are not secured properly. Many fire and police departments are only too happy to show you how to make sure your child’s seat is properly fitted in a car, thus ensuring your child is at the least risk for injuries.
Safety concerns have created passenger air bags. Some side curtain airbags are safe for children seated in the back. But, standard front air bags are not safe for children under the age of 12 and who are shorter than 1.52 m tall. To be prepared for a car accident, make sure no children that are under age or the height restriction, are in the front seat. Airbags have been known to cause more injury to younger children, and when involved in a front end collision, the danger is severe.
You can be better prepared for an accident by having the right auto insurance, which includes a roadside assistance service. Even though most states in the United States require a person to have a liability of $50,000, this will not cover any injuries or pain and suffering if you are the one that caused the accident.
So, if you reside in or around the Seattle, WA area and need a good roadside assistance service, contact All City Towing at (206) 406-1267 today.