Florida residents have heard all the generic advice for road safety like, “Don’t tailgate” or “Look both ways before entering an intersection.” Thankfully, there are experts who understand how important road safety is and how helpful it is for drivers to have specific, actionable advice.

First, they say that drivers should avoid the “fast lane” of the highway as the center and right lanes have more escape routes should something arise. So that they can anticipate hazards, drivers should always try to look beyond the car immediately in front of them. They should also be aware of their blind spots and remember the blind spots of other vehicles, especially large trucks.

Drivers should have their hands at the 9 and 3 o’clock positions on the steering wheel. For even better control of their vehicle, they can move their seat forward. Ideally, the wrist should be able to rest on top of the steering wheel when the driver’s back is against the seat.

Next, drivers should keep their vehicle well-maintained and beware of vehicles that are not; these can indicate that the owners are inattentive. At the same time, drivers should not ignore the limits of their vehicles, especially with regards to braking and steering. When possible, drivers should avoid nighttime driving. Lastly, they could improve their driving at a high-performance driving school.

Of course, not all motor vehicle crashes can be prevented because other drivers can be negligent. In this state, most accident victims simply file with their own insurance company to be covered for their losses. In cases of serious injuries, though, it’s possible to file a third-party insurance claim. To see whether or not they qualify, victims may request an evaluation from a lawyer. The lawyer may help gather evidence and negotiate for a reasonable settlement out of court.