No matter how carefully you drive each day, you must watch out for other motorists who fail to obey basic Dallas traffic laws. Many of these people are distracted by their cell phones, food or other objects.
To increase your safety & avoid sustaining a personal injury, be sure to always practice defensive driving, avoid all forms of road rage, and yield the road to speeding drivers.
Here’s a quick review of some excellent defensive driving tips, followed by a look at some of the most recent car accidents in Dallas, TX.
What Good Driving Habits Help with Defensive Driving?
According to SafeMotorist.comand other sources, a defensive driver must regularly:
- look for and avoid all types of road hazards;
- wait and only pass others when it’s safe to do so;
- Share the road with others — yet avoid those who may be driving carelessly;
- Watch for vehicle emergencies;
- Keep in mind his/her own vehicle’s stopping distance (tailgating is never wise);
- Yield the right of way when it may help avoid an accident;
- Obey all Dallas traffic laws, never speed, and never use a phone while driving;
- Drive with extra caution when nearing railroad crossings or school zones.
Recent Car Accidents in Dallas, TX
June 4, 2016hit-and-run accident.Police continue to search for a hit-and-run driver who stuck a pedestrian crossing a road in the Dallas suburb of Arlington. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses claimthat the suspect’s windshield is broken. Updated news reports indicate that the man killed Mark Anthony Lewis, was apparently blind;
May 6th, 2016motorcyclist killed.While riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle inGrand Prairie, DeWayne McCraney of Arlington hit a slower moving vehicle. He was thrown from his bike and killed. Police think speed was probably a factor in this accident;
May 7th, 2016vehicle accident. Three Dallas Baptist University students died after their pickup “lost control on a southwest Dallas parkway.” The vehicle flew into a wooden utility pole after hitting a piece of equipment. According to the police, the driver and both passengers died at the scene of the accident. The university said the three students killed were: Will Smith of Bullard, Justin Schubert of Cleburne and Djordje “DJ” Sarenac of Belgrade, Serbia;
April 4, 2016According to investigators, Xavier Taylor hit a car with a woman and her four children inside it on Monday. Three of the children died. Police say that Mr. Taylor was speeding at the time of impact. He will be charged with three counts of criminally negligent homicide All of the children killed were wearing their seatbelts. Pamela Mendoza is the mother who was driving a Dodge Stratus when she was hit by Mr. Taylor’s “speeding Nissan Sentra
March 10, 2016.Jonathan Robert Neal was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he hit a man in a wheelchair in a crosswalk in far north Dallas. The victim was hit on Preston Road. A later report indicated that the victim was in stable condition in a local hospital.
All of these accidents must remind us to be extra careful when crossing any street as a pedestrian and to always keep an eye out for speeding motorists. If you have been injuried in a recent car accident, call Dallas car accident attorney, Carlos G. Galliani, at(214) 301-3400 to get a free consultation.