You update your own car when necessary, and ensure that your current vehicle is always well-maintained. This is part of being a conscientious road user. Proper vehicle maintenance not only keeps you safe but also those around you.
Unfortunately, not all road users have the same outlook. Many drivers attempt to avoid the financial costs of vehicle maintenance by driving their car until it is in a state of disrepair.
Here are two major issues that can lead to wrecks:
While every component of a vehicle plays its role, tires are one of the most fundamental aspects of vehicle safety. Good tires ensure that road users have traction on the road in all conditions. Old tires that have little tread left simply do not offer this protection.
If a driver with bald tires needs to stop quickly or make any kind of sudden maneuver to avoid a collision, they are not going to be able to do so.
Visibility is another crucial aspect of vehicle safety. People don’t have 360-degree vision, which is where wing mirrors and rearview mirrors come into play. Mirrors give road users a better sense of what is going on around them.
Without mirrors, a driver’s view is severely limited. If a driver has struck you and their mirrors were not in working condition, then they could be held liable for the accident.
Sadly, no matter how conscientious you are on the roads, you cannot control the actions of others. A driver whose car problems led to a wreck is still responsible for the damages. If you’ve been injured in a wreck, be sure to reach out to someone who can help you obtain legal compensation for your losses and suffering. Call our Easton car accident law firm for more information.