Lessons learned to avoid a traffic accident

Ways to avoid being involved in traffic accidents.

Yes, you should wear seatbelts

Wearing seat belts is a prime issue in defensive driving. The use of seat belts over the years has reduced the number of serious injuries and fatalities seen in vehicle accidents.

Steering clear of failure to yield accidents

Without right of way rules, driving would be a mass of confusion, with drivers always trying to beat each other through an intersection. Right of way rules are designed for everyone’s safety.

Construction work zone

Drivers who have no problems in routine driving may encounter them where road construction or repair is under way.

Right and left turns

There is a right way to make turns in driving, with safety and without causing annoyance or danger to others. It is done by letting everyone know just when and where you intend to turn—by signaling.

Dangerous conditions

Defensive driving tactics often require you to understand dangerous conditions and how to react to them when you are on the road.

Take nothing for granted - driver training is important

A good driver safety program regardless of the number of vehicles, vehicle size or type should include a driver training component tailered to the needs and exposures of your organization.

Pedestrian crossing

Although pedestrian safety should be a two way responsibility between driver and pedestrian, the driver is usually responsible for any consequences.

Backing problems

Get helpful tips on how to avoid backing problems, brought to you by Markel Specialty

Law and conditions dictate top speed

Get tips on how to determine the safest speed based on current conditions, brought to you by Markel Specialty.