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What impact does speeding have on driver safety?

Being a good driver entails being courteous to others and always following traffic laws. One law that is often ignored is the speed limit, which many drivers disregard as they travel the roads and highways of Mississippi. While breaking the speed limit might not seem like a big deal, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains why it's so dangerous. 

How can I be a safer driver this summer?

If you’re like most other motorists in Mississippi, you’re probably thinking about taking a road trip this summer. If so, you want to ensure that you’re responsible when on the road, which preserves the safety of yourself and others. Nationwide explains what you can do to be a safer driver.

What types of burns can you sustain in a car accident?

As a Mississippi driver, no one need tell you that car accidents occur far too frequently. If you find yourself the victim of a fiery car crash, you could not only sustain catastrophic injuries, but you could also have lasting scars once the burns themselves finally heal.

What should I do if involved in a hit and run?

If you’re the victim of a hit and run in Mississippi, the steps you take following the accident are crucial. Your actions may increase the chance that the driver is apprehended, while also ensuring that any damage to your vehicle or bodily injury is properly compensated. To help drivers make the right decision, State Farm offers the following advice.

Can you share liability in your Mississippi car accident case?

It is not uncommon for two parties of a Mississippi car accident to be at fault for the incident. For instance, you may be driving along with your music blaring and going slightly over the speed limit. There is traffic stopped ahead of you and a vehicle tailing behind you. Suddenly, you see an ambulance approaching. You do not hear it because you have your volume revved all the way up. You slam on your breaks to get over and to avoid hitting the vehicle that is now directly in front of you. The vehicle behind you rams into you. The other driver may assume most of the fault, but had you not been speeding, and had your music been at a safe volume, you could have prevented the whole incident from occurring in the first place.

Can defensive driving prevent accidents?

As a motorist in Mississippi, it’s up to you to preserve the safety of yourself, your passengers, and other drivers. Employing defensive driving behaviors are crucial in this case. While you can’t always avoid an accident, especially when others drive carelessly, you can greatly mitigate the chance of a serious collision. Esurance offers the following tips on defensive driving habits.

3 ways to drive safely this holiday season

If you live in Mississippi and plan on making a trip this holiday season, you likely know the importance of safe holiday driving. Not only will you be faced with a higher volume of traffic, you’ll also be dealing with poor weather conditions, which can greatly increase the risk of an accident. The following tips will keep you and other motorists safe over the holidays.

When were speed limits first enacted?

In the beginning, hardly anyone could afford to own a car. If they were lucky enough to have one, there was not much traffic on Mississippi roads besides horses and carriages. In addition, nobody was moving that fast because they could not. Vehicles at that time were very limited. However, as time went on, technology improved and more people hit the roads in motorized vehicles, there was a need for speed limits.

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