Avoid Head-On Collisions

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

The worst nightmare of most drivers and occupants is a head-on collision. Head-on collisions are not only terrifying to envision, but they are, in fact, extremely deadly. Avoid head-on collisions by following some general principles.
  • Pay attention.
  • Think before you react when faced with highway situations. Remember, you’re often traveling at hundreds of feet per second. React wrongly, and it could be fatal.
  • Anticipate potential situations, particularly at curves and at intersections.
  • Avoid distractions like talking on the phone and jamming to music.
  • Look far down the road so you can see oncoming automobiles and trucks long before they can be a problem.
  • Watch for erratic behavior of other drivers and pay special attention to them.
  • Use headlights or day driving lights.
  • Don’t hug the centerline.

If despite your best efforts, a last second collision is unavoidable, be sure to veer right, not left. Whether it’s the oncoming motor vehicle, or a stationary object off the road, do your best to strike with a side collision or glancing collision, rather than head-on. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident or, worse, if you have lost a loved one in a head-on automobile accident, know your legal rights. For a free consultation, call CGWC.