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Defensive driving may protect you from a head-on collision

When you are driving your daily commute in Maryland, it may be easy to become distracted or to fall into your day-to-day thoughts and routine and merely go through the motions of driving. However, it is imperative that you stay alert and vigilant to recognize hazards on the road that could instantly turn dangerous if you do not react with confidence. While some accidents are inevitable, others can be avoided entirely if you are careful and plan to be prepared for the unexpected. At Wilson & Parlett Injury Lawyers, we have helped many people to cope with the aftermath of severe car accidents. 

One of the most dangerous and violent collisions is when you hit another vehicle head-on. Often, this impact can be enough to seriously injure or even kill you depending on the conditions that caused the crash and how hard the impact was. According to Schilli Transportation, head-on collisions are caused by a variety of reasons including drifting, speeding and confusion. If you are not paying attention, you may start to cross over the median and into oncoming traffic. If you are speeding and too close to the centerline, you are also more likely to cross the median. Finally, if you have not noticed essential road signs that indicate which side of the road you should be driving on, you may end up driving in the wrong direction. 

If you notice another driver in an oncoming lane drifting out of his or her lane toward you, the best way to react is to slow your vehicle as much as you can to reduce the impact and then try to carefully avoid the collision by moving your vehicle to the right. Panicking and jerking your steering wheel may cause you to lose control of your vehicle so do your best to maintain control. 

When you are aware of what you can do to avoid a head-on collision, you may be able to better protect yourself and your passengers. For more information about car crashes, visit our web page.  

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