Raymond R. Hassanlou notes that, as more efforts are made to improve safety precautions for both pedestrians and cyclists, there are still many ways drivers can do their part to help reduce traffic accidents and avoid injury.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2016
According to an October 3 article published on LAist, construction of a long-awaited separated bike and pedestrian path along Figueroa Street is finally underway this month. The Los Angeles area personal injury attorney Raymond R. Hassanlou notes that, as more efforts are made to improve safety precautions for both pedestrians and cyclists, there are still many ways drivers can do their part to help reduce traffic accidents and avoid injury. Mr. Hassanlou goes on to note that drivers and pedestrians alike can follow simple steps to ensure the safety and well-being of themselves and others, including:
Avoiding Distractions - Mr. Hassanlou notes that many of the accidents that occur are often caused by unnecessary distractions. Most commonly, drivers and pedestrians alike can easily find themselves preoccupied by their cellphones and other handheld devices while on the road. Drivers and pedestrians are more likely to avoid accidents by devoting their full focus and attention to the road and their surroundings, says Mr. Hassanlou.
Slowing Down - Cautious driving can make all the difference in avoiding both major and minor car accidents. Mr. Hassanlou notes that, as the old saying goes, speed kills and simply slowing down and exercising caution before making a turn or while at an intersection can significantly reduce the chances of a collision. In addition, Mr. Hassanlou notes that staying within the legal speed limit while driving through residential neighborhoods and near schools is also especially important to ensure the safety of families and young children.
Driving Sober - One of the best ways to avoid accidents and maintain secure roads is to drive free from the influence of alcohol or drugs. Mr. Hassanlou notes that driving sober enables drivers to act fast when faced with a sudden road block or a radical change in traffic speed. The Los Angeles accident attorney goes on to add that appointing a designated driver or using a ride-sharing service during an outing that involves drinking is the best way to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers and other drivers on the road.
Mr. Hassanlou concludes by noting that, although creating designated paths for cyclists and pedestrians can help improve road safety, drivers can also do their part to ensure their own safety and that of other drivers as well. Readers are welcomed to call the Law Office of Raymond R. Hassanlou at 818-945-0640 if they or a loved one have been involved in a car accident. Interested readers may learn more by visiting the legal firm’s website at http://www.HassanlouLaw.com.