This holiday season, many people will head out on the interstates to go spend time with family members and friends. Each driver must operate their vehicle safely so everyone can make it to their destination.
When you’re on the interstate, you need to remember some very specific points.
1. Merge carefully
Merging should work like a zipper. If you’re driving the vehicle merging, put on your turn signal and move in when it’s safe. If you’re in the lane other drivers merge into, allow the merges. Trying to push your way through without letting anyone merge can actually slow down traffic and cause issues.
2. Never succumb to distractions
Being distracted on the interstate can lead to serious crashes. At only 55 miles per hour, which is much lower than interstate speeds, your vehicle goes the length of a football field in just five seconds. That’s enough distance to get into a crash.
3. Leave room for other drivers
Trying to rush and driving aggressively are dangerous on the interstate. The leftmost lane should be used only for passing other vehicles, but make sure you’re driving at a safe speed. Always leave room between you and the vehicle in front of you so you can react if they have to slam on their brakes.
Severe injuries are possible when you’re in a crash at interstate speeds. Prompt medical care is crucial. Ultimately, you may opt to pursue a claim for compensation to help cover the financial impact of the crash. You only have limited time in Nevada, so you can’t waste any time before you get the case filed.