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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 May 15, 2019

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

“Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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