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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 March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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