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Illinois injury attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer, Illinois personal injury lawyer,Defensive driving courses exist for a reason: Every driver can increase their chances of avoiding an auto accident when they are properly equipped to practice defensive driving techniques. Learning how to prevent collisions always begins with being observant when behind the wheel. Looking ahead, keeping your eyes on both your side and rearview mirrors, and watching for any surrounding hazards is key to stopping an accident before it happens.

Here are some examples of dangerous roadway behaviors and how to spot them before a bad situation turns worse:

1. Erratic movements: Your attentiveness is your best weapon against collision, so staying alert to any erratic driving behaviors around you is one of the best ways to protect yourself on the open road. When you notice another vehicle making fast, careless movements, or maneuvers that indicate the driver is not paying attention to the road (such as swerving into another lane), slow down and steer clear of the vehicle to ensure you are out of its range. Erratic movements can also imply aggressive, reckless driving behavior, which can stem from unstable, angry, and irrational mental states.

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