Auto Accident Attorneys of Penfield, Rochester, Geneva & Upstate NY
Humans often have the best intentions. For instance, think of all those times when a driver has waved you forward into pulling ahead of them or turning around them. They are looking out for you on the road. But, these can often be unsafe conditions. While they have the best intentions, they might not be able to see oncoming traffic, bicyclists, and any other potential accident-causing circumstance in front of you.
Because of this, it is important to wait for the opportunity that you can visually verify as a safe and proper driving maneuver. This is not about trust – the other driver could be one of your friends or neighbors – it is about liability. If you make a turn without collecting adequate information, you may become liable for any accidents that may occur.
When driving, it is important that you are always collecting as much visual and aural information as possible to make the safest decisions. You are responsible for your actions on the road, not someone else. Instead, if another driver beckons you to make a turn or pull out, kindly thank them and wave them forward in their legal path. Hopefully, they will understand the message and move onward, allowing you to collect the information you need in order to make the next safest action.
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