FAQs About Driving Safety on Long Island, New York

Driving safety can save your life or another person’s life. Because unsafe drivers are on the road, learning how to drive defensively has become vital. The answers to the following questions can serve as guidelines to help protect you on the road.

What is your most important defense against drunk driving?

According to drivingtests.org , refusing to drive if you have been drinking is your most important defense.

Why is buckling your seatbelt one of the most basic safety rules?

You’ve heard the expression that seatbelts save lives, and statistics support this fact. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that a front seat passenger car occupant wearing a seatbelt reduces risk of death by 45%. They reduce the risk of moderate to critical injuries by 50%.

Does your distance from the car ahead of you matter?

If you are several car lengths away, you can spot drunk driving before it can affect you. Indicators of drunk driving include:

  • Swerving
  • Slowing
  • Repeated speeding up
  • Lane drifting

You should turn off cruise control and call local law enforcement to report the impaired driver.

What should you know about intersections?

Many accidents caused by drunk drivers occur at intersections. For this reason, pay extra attention when at the intersection and take your time. Ensure you look both ways and yield the right-of-way to other drivers.

Why is nighttime the worst time to drive?

Aside from the fact that visibility is poorer at night, late at night and particularly on weekends is when most people are drinking and driving.

What holidays are the worst for drunken driving accidents?

The summer holidays and New Year’s Eve are typically the most dangerous holidays.

How does being a designated driver help those around you?

Designated driving is a proactive way to support safety. When you can stay sober and offer to drive home those who have been drinking, you help eliminate drunken driving.

When should you seek legal help for a car accident?

If your accident was serious or damages were significant, you should seek legal help. The Law Office of John Fazzini can evaluate your accident and decide whether grounds exist to pursue a lawsuit. Winning or settling an accident claim can help you cover medical and other expenses. You can take advantage of our free initial consultation. You owe no attorney fees unless we win or settle your case.