As Arizona highway defect attorneys, we will be the first to tell you that it is not possible to avoid all bumps, potholes, and defects in the road. However, there are a few ways to avoid those really bad spots that can leave you injured and your car damaged due to dangerous roadways, or worse.
- Never tailgate the car in front of you. This is dangerous for many reasons, including that you could rear-end the vehicle if they stop or slow suddenly. Rear-end collisions were the most common type of crash in 2010, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Also, if you are tailgating, you won’t have time to react when the car in front of you swerves to avoid a pothole or a defect in the road. Instead, stay back at least three seconds from the car in front of you. This means that as they pass a landmark, it should take another three seconds before you pass the same one. When you see the car in front of you swerve to miss something, you’ll be able to avoid it safely too.