In case of an accident, a driver should only rely on their reflexes, as well as on the will of fate, since even the smallest mistake may be the last one. And although the latest Mercedes Benz cars and other modern cars have plenty of safety features, which help a lot on the road, a driver should still be careful and control the situation.
Hundred Years War, which takes place between people and cars, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), kills more than one million people each year. It is expounded to every driver at driving school that a driver with experience, who is rather cautious, attentive, able to predict the development of events, avoid accidents and take decisive action in a dangerous situation has much fewer chances of getting into an accident. Such drivers determine the optimum speed, which makes it possible to maintain control of the vehicle.
Among the main causes of road accident are:
1. All sorts of traffic violations.
3. Driving a car while intoxicated.
4. Poor road conditions.
5. Malfunction of the car
The above list cannot be considered new for drivers. However, the sad secret of accidents is that our safety starts only when we start using this information. For example, head-rests and safety-belts lower probability of death during a frontal collision in 2-3 times, and if case of a rollover – up to 5 times. In a collision with a stationary obstacle without a seatbelt, even at speeds of 20 km / h, a driver is likely to get hurt; a similar situation at 50 km / h, is equivalent to a jump face down from the 4th floor.
What to do if an accident is inevitable?
– Do not leave the vehicle until it stops;
– Control the car as long as possible, and maintain composure;
– Do everything in your power in order to get away from the head-on collision: a ditch, shrub, fence or even a tree are better than cars;
– If there is no other possibility, you should try to change the head-on collision into a side-collision.
When a collision is inevitable, the most important thing is to prevent your movement forward, as well as to protect your head. It is necessary to press your feet to the floor, tilt the head forward and keep it between your hands, strain all the muscles and press the hands to the steering wheel.
After a collision has occurred, you must first determine where you are and the position in which you ended up. Depending on the situation, navigate to the exit either through the door or window.
Summing up, we hope you found our article useful and you have found some new and interesting information. In addition, we would like to point out that your safety also depends on the type of car you drive, so if you have some big and safe car like a Nissan Murano, or a BMW X5, you have more chances to stay unhurt.