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Learn what to do after a car wreck

A car wreck will likely shake you up. The stress of knowing you were in an accident, the possibility of injuries and the concern about what is going to happen now can all come together to make a difficult situation even more complicated.

Even though your mind is probably reeling, there are some points that you do need to know. Brushing up on these now might help you to remember them if you are ever in a crash: 

Follow these holiday driving tips to stay safe

The holiday season is an enjoyable time. From the parties to great times with friends and family, you look forward to everything it will bring your way, despite the stress the season also tends to elicit.

While there's nothing wrong with having a good time during the holidays, it's imperative to take steps that will keep you safe. This is particularly important when driving.

Are you too tired to drive? Don’t push yourself

A motor vehicle accident can happen for many reasons. As a driver, it's your responsibility to protect yourself at all times. In addition to closely monitoring those around you, it's critical to make good personal decisions.

There is no excuse for driving drowsy, as doing so increases the risk of causing an accident.

Strong wind, heavy rain and safe driving

As a Massachusetts resident, you know that the weather can change without notice. For example, one second you're driving with the top down, enjoying the sun, but the next you're in the middle of a rainstorm.

Driving in inclement weather is easier said than done, as you need to immediately adjust your style to minimize the risk of an accident. Even then, you can't control other drivers, so there's always a possibility of running into trouble.

These simple tips can help you avoid distracted driving

When you step into your vehicle, it's easy to tell yourself you'll remain focused on the road no matter what. However, as you begin to drive, it's not out of the question to fall prey to one or more distraction.

Since a distraction increases the risk of an accident, it's imperative to avoid these at all costs.

Road trip driving safety tips: Don’t forget about these

The summer and fall months are a great time to take road trips. For example, if you're one of our Massachusetts readers, you may find yourself venturing to New York City or a beach on the east coast in the months to come.

It doesn't matter if you're taking an end of summer vacation or tackling the highways during the busy Labor Day weekend, nothing changes the fact that your safety should always come first.

Rush hour driving: These safety tips will help

Driving in rush hour traffic is no easy task, as you always have concerns about being part of an accident. Even if you're doing everything you can to avoid trouble, there's always a chance that another driver could make a mistake that causes a crash.

Here are five rush hour driving tips that can improve your safety and lessen the risk of being involved in an accident:

  • Leave more time to reach your destination: Accidents often happen when a driver is in a hurry. While you can't control what others are doing, you can leave yourself more time so that you're never in a rush.
  • Consider an alternate route: If your primary route is more dangerous than you would like, it's time to look into other options. For example, you may be able to avoid highways. Not only can this help you reach your destination faster, but it may also reduce the risk of an accident. It never hurts to consider every possible route.
  • Follow with caution: One of the biggest mistakes drivers make in rush hour traffic is getting too close to the car in front of them. When you tailgate another vehicle, there's a greater chance of rear-ending the person if they stop quickly. Give yourself an extra car length or two and you'll feel much better.
  • Pay attention at all times: When traffic is creeping slowly, it's easy to assume you can let your mind wander. You look at your cellphone, you tune the radio and you chat with passengers. If your mind isn't on the task at hand you're increasing the risk of causing an accident.
  • Don't lane jump: You're sitting in the right lane, just to realize that traffic is moving faster in the left lane. For this reason, you make a quick change. Soon enough, you find that the right lane is moving faster. It's never a good idea to lane jump. Once you know what lane you should be in, stay there until you reach your turn.

Bicycle commuters can stay safe by following these tips

It doesn't matter if you're commuting to and from school, work or another destination, doing so on your bicycle can be a lot of fun.

Conversely, riding a bicycle is dangerous, as there are many circumstances that increase the risk of an accident.

As a pedestrian, safety comes first

As a pedestrian, there are times when you are in a hurry to reach your destination. For example, if you are walking to work and running late. There are also times when you're a pedestrian for pleasure, such as if you are jogging or riding your bicycle.

Regardless of where you are going or what you are doing, safety should always come first.

Spring weather can bring trouble to the roadways

As a Massachusetts resident, you know that spring is an enjoyable time of the year. You also know that the weather doesn't always cooperate, as it can change on a dime.

If you find yourself behind the wheel in inclement weather, it's important to quickly process what's going on to lessen the risk of being part of an accident.

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