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5 Most Valuable Ideas On How To Prevent Road Accidents

5 Most Valuable Ideas On How To Prevent Road Accidents

Accidents are unforeseen circumstances that results in damage, injury or death. Road accidents can be in the form of two cars, a car and a bike, two bikes, or a car and a pedestrian. Road accidents have different degrees of severity such as deaths, major injuries, or car damages. When an accident occurs, the victim can hire an accident lawyer to bring justice to the accident. In some cases such as hit and run cases, accident lawyers involve themselves with the police to get evidence and testimony to bring justice for the families of the victim (if dead). Below are 5 ways to prevent yourself from getting into road accidents.

1. Be Conscious

When you are driving, you should have a clear mindset by keeping in mind that you are not the only one on the road. Be focused as to where you are going. Some people get lost in their thoughts while driving thereby loosing focus which may make you change your lane at the wrong time or run into a cyclist. If you get lost in your thoughts easily, find some company so he or she can caution you to drive carefully. There are events in life that may trigger you to lose your focus. For example, a woman is on her way to a burial service who may seem to be calm, but may be emotional on the inside and therefore may be lost in her thoughts. The person in the passenger seat  might be under the impression that the driver is choosing to remain quiet not knowing the driver might be lost in her thoughts. It is the responsibility of the passenger to call her attention so the driver can focus on driving. In this case, it is advisable to stop the car for a while until the person driving is calm. Here’s a thought: What would have happened if the driver didn’t have any company in the car? What if there was no one to caution her? Learn to be conscious and focused when driving.

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2. Fix Every Fault Of The Car

Whenever your car shows fault, you need to get it repaired. You never can tell what may happen or when the fault might get you involved in an accident. Check the brake oil, engine oil, worn out brake pads, loose tires, insufficient transmission fluid, worn out/expired tires. It takes very little of your time to carry out daily routine maintenance on your car before going out with the car. When you have a disease, you have to treat it before it kills you; the faulty car is the disease and you need to get it treated before it takes a life.

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3. Avoid Bad Driving Habits

Young people out there fond of driving recklessly and carelessly. Some parents allow their under-aged children to drive their cars without bothering about what might happen to them. There are several cases of accidents due to bad driving habits. An example of reckless behavior is when a girl goes out with her friends and they offered to drop her off at home. She agreed despite the fact that she knew that the driver was drinking too much at the party. It was minutes after they left the party and her parents receive  a call notifying them that their daughter was involved in an accident. The parents rushed down only to discover her dead with bottles of alcohol rolling off the car seats as the bodies were brought out. They all wrenched of alcohol.  Most accidents that occur now are as a result of people who drink and drive or especially from those returning home from parties. Also, it is important to note that drifting is not advisable as anything can happen during this time; you will put yourself and others at risk.

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4. Obey Traffic Laws And Speed Limits

It is very important to note that there are traffic laws everywhere in the world but are the drivers obeying them? When they see the red light, do they stop? In areas where there are speed limits, do the people actually drive with that speed limit in mind? Some drivers would just look left and right to see if there are cars coming and they just run off with full speed. Have you tried to imagine a head-on-collision with cars coming with full speed? In this case, the chances of survival of the drivers in both cars is slim – not to mention – the pedestrians in the surrounding areas. The concept of speed limits are designed for safe driving and also to ensure the safety of others.

5. Keep Your Eyes On The Road

Most people are fond of carrying out their morning activities in their car while driving. For instance, Aman, who woke up by 7:50 AM, who has a business appointment by 8:00 AM–will probably just have a quick shower before rushing to his car to drive to work. While driving, he will try to brush his hair, brush his teeth, and knot his tie, among other things. These are bad driving habits that need. You can never tell what might happen within seconds of taking your eyes off the road. Don’t change CDs; don’t get distracted by those sitting in the back seat. Keep your eyes on the road to avoid accidents.

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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