After years of driving with no adverse incidents, drivers in Michigan might become complacent and overlook the need to ensure their vehicles are safe. Neglected maintenance can lead to car accidents. When that happens, they put their own and the lives of passengers and other road users at risk.
Child seats are not safe forever
Few people are aware of the fact that child safety seats have expiration dates. Parents will likely agree that their children’s safety is crucial but then use the same seat for siblings over the years of building their families. However, the materials of the safety seat do not last forever, and as it degrades, the protection the seat offers diminishes.
Tire tread and pressure matter
Tires also do not last forever. There is a reason for the tread that tires have, and the more it wears down, the less grip they have on the road. It is crucial to check the tires frequently and have them replaced when they are worn down. Smooth tires are particularly dangerous when driving on wet roads. The air pressure in the tires also plays a significant role in controlling the vehicle and safe driving. The car manual will indicate the correct tire pressure to maintain.
Distractions and fatigue
Anything that takes the driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the steering wheel or mind off driving poses crash risks. Fatigue or drowsy driving is equally dangerous because it reduces reaction time significantly.
Unfortunately, anyone could cross paths of complacent drivers without warning. Victims of car accidents caused by other drivers’ negligence in Michigan might have grounds to file personal injury lawsuits. Although establishing negligence might be difficult, successful navigation might recover financial losses and emotional damages.