Car accidents happen. They usually occur due to some form of driver error. Causes range from driver fatigue, inattention, or drunkenness, to bad road conditions, aggressive driving, or some distraction within the vehicle. In some instances the driver in error might be you.
Driving safely is your responsibility. Know the road conditions and your own driving ability. When driving long distances, plan ahead and stop often if necessary. Avoid distractions like texting, eating, or refereeing children’s arguments while you are driving. Most of all, take responsibility for what you are doing. You should drive responsibly and defensively.
Most states require car owners to carry insurance. All states require car owners to demonstrate the financial ability to pay for the damages from an accident. Some states have no-fault insurance. With no-fault insurance, qualified drivers receive compensation from their insurance companies regardless of who caused the accident. In states with fault insurance coverage, insurance companies can withhold payment for drivers deemed at fault in an accident. You should know what coverage you have, and you may want to get some personal injury protection insurance just in case.
If you are arrested because you are responsible for an accident, you may be able to leave custody after booking by posting bail bonds with the court. A bail bond is a down payment on bail, which is set at booking. It guarantees a suspect will return to the court for his court date. The amount of bail will depend on your driving history, the severity of your driving infraction, and any criminal record you may have.
SHORTCUTS TO CAR SAFETY ARTICLES:
Car Safety And Long Distance Driving
Car Safety And Nighttime Driving
Car Safety And Responsibility For An Accident
Car Safety And Transporting Infants And Children
Car Safety Tips And Highway Driving
Car Safety Tips: Don’t Drink and Drive
Car Safety: Avoiding Drunk Drivers
Car Safety: Distracted Driving Statistics
Car Safety: The Distractions Faced
Car Safety: The Results of Distracted Driving
Music Guidelines to Remain Focused On Driving
Grooming in the Car
Eating and Drinking in the Car
The Distraction of Cell Phones
Car Safety: Defensive Driving
Special Concerns While Driving: Older Drivers
Car Safety: Tailgating
Car Safety: Lane Changing Etiquette
Car Safety: Running Red Lights
Car Safety: Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Car Safety: Road Rage
Be Wary of Playing “The Good Samaritan”
Car Safety: Weather Concerns
Flooding and Snow Concerns While Driving
Practice Safe Driving Habits
Miscellaneous Car Safety Tips