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5 Ways Better Visibility Reduces Accident Risks

One of the biggest reasons why people get into car accidents is because of poor visibility. 

“I didn’t see it/him/her/them coming!” is a common statement uttered by the wayward driver who caused the accident. 

To lower your risk of an unwanted collision, the auto body repair team at CARSTAR Robert’s Collision has 5 helpful tips to improve your visibility so you can have an easier time avoiding accidents.

  1. Keep your windows clean, inside and out.
  2. Change your windshield wipers when they get worn out.
  3. Adjust your mirrors to reduce blindspots.
  4. Wear the appropriate eyewear. Put on your sunglasses and lower your visors when facing direct sunlight. Wear anti-glare corrective lenses while driving at night.
  5. Prevent your passengers and cargo from blocking your view.

Of course, weather can greatly contribute to poor visibility. To reduce your chances of not seeing what is in front of your while driving in fog, rain, snow, fleet, and more, check out this video from Bright Side:

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Update for 3/11/24

Here's a few more tips for avoiding accidents: 

4. Utilize Advanced Safety Technologies

Modern vehicles come equipped with advanced safety technologies designed to enhance visibility and awareness on the road. Consider investing in cars equipped with features such as:

  • Adaptive headlights: These headlights adjust their brightness and direction based on your speed and steering, providing better illumination around curves and corners.
  • Blind spot monitoring: This system alerts you when there's a vehicle in your blind spot, reducing the chances of a collision while changing lanes.
  • Lane departure warning: It notifies you if your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, helping you stay focused and centered on the road.

By leveraging these technologies, you can significantly improve your visibility and reduce the risk of accidents caused by blind spots or inadequate lighting.

5. Practice Defensive Driving Techniques
In addition to ensuring optimal visibility through maintenance and technology, practicing defensive driving techniques is crucial for accident prevention. Here are some tips:

  • Stay alert: Avoid distractions such as texting, eating, or adjusting the radio while driving. Stay focused on the road and scan your surroundings continuously.
  • Maintain a safe distance: Keep a safe following distance between your vehicle and the one ahead. This gives you more time to react to sudden changes in traffic conditions.
  • Anticipate other drivers' actions: Pay attention to the behavior of other drivers and anticipate potential hazards. Be prepared to react quickly if another driver makes a sudden lane change or stops unexpectedly.
  • Use your signals: Always use your turn signals to indicate your intentions to other drivers. This helps them anticipate your actions and reduces the likelihood of confusion or collisions.

By adopting these defensive driving techniques, you can proactively mitigate the risk of accidents caused by poor visibility or other factors on the road.

With these additional sections, your blog will provide comprehensive guidance on improving visibility and reducing the risk of accidents while driving.


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