Ways you can avoid a head-on collision

On Behalf of | Jul 21, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Head-on collisions often occur in Georgia after a driver crosses into the lane of another driver that’s coming from the opposite direction. This often happens when a driver is speeding, becomes distracted, falls asleep or has too much to drink. Fortunately, if a driver sees another car approaching them in their lane from the opposite direction, there are some things that they can do in order to try to keep a head-on collision from happening.

Slowing down

Some head-on collisions occur because a driver is trying to avoid an object and swerves in the other lane. When this happens, it’s imperative that the other driver slows down. This may give the driver time to swerve back into their lane before they hit any other cars.

Honking the horn and flashing the headlights

If an individual sees a driver heading right towards them, they may be able to get their attention by honking their horn and flashing their headlights. This tends to work for drivers that are in the wrong lane because they’re distracted by things like their phone, radio or even children in the backseat.

Steering onto the shoulder

Not all drivers will correct themselves and end up back in the correct lane. Because of this, drivers may need to steer onto the shoulder in order to avoid a collision. Even if there are small pieces of debris that they don’t want to run over, it’s often better to do so rather than getting into an MVA.

Seeing a driver driving right at you is scary. Fortunately, there are some ways that you may be able to keep a head-on collision from happening if you are able to act quickly enough.