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How you can prevent car accidents
Dr. Summer TurnerMay 21, 2020 4:33:33 PM3 min read

Your Atlanta Chiropractor Offers Advice on How to Avoid Car Accidents

Auto accidents are 100% avoidable, especially distracted driving car crashes.


Unfortunately, though, thousands of people die every year because of car-related accidents.


Many of these deaths can be prevented if they were driving carefully and safely.


The real truth about drivers is that sometimes we don't take care when we're on the roads.


Drivers need to know car accident safety tips so they can prevent accidents and save lives.


There are steps you can take as a responsible driver to avoid being involved in an accident in Atlanta.



In the article below, we take a look at five simple steps you can take to prevent auto accidents.


We'll also discuss how a chiropractor can help after a car accident



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Put Your Phone Away

This one should be common sense by now, but it's hard for us to stay off of our phones these days.


While you're driving, cell phone usage can get you in trouble with the police, and it can get you or someone else severely injured because of erratic driving.


Using your cell phone is one of the biggest, most obvious distractions when it comes to driving.


Driving in your car is not the place to try to multitask.


That's because if you're focusing on the phone call, you're not focusing on the road, which can lead to dangerous consequences.


Watch The Road

It would be best if you never took your eyes off the road, even for a split second.


It only takes a single moment for a car accident to happen, so if you feel you're getting distracted, pull over, and attend to whatever you need to attend to.


It's much safer to pull off the road and take care of whatever you need to do than to try to do it while driving.



Don't Drink and Drive

Here's another obvious one.


Even though it's obvious, the majority of accidents that happen are still the result of drunk driving.


This number is slowly decreasing, but it is still a massive issue—much more than it should be.


Even if you've had one drink, it might be in your best interest to call a taxi or staying at a friend's house.


Your senses can be inhibited enough to keep you from driving safely even after a single drink.


Leave The Radio Alone

Even if with your eyes on the road, taking your attention off of the road and fiddling with something in the car can result in an accident.


This includes the radio.


If you're not happy with the radio station or the song that's playing, there are some things you can do.


Most of our cars now have Bluetooth capabilities or some way to hook our phones up to them.


Before you start driving, pick out a playlist that you know you like so you don't have to worry about changing stations.


No one wants to be in an accident because they didn't like the song that was playing.



Stay Calm

Who hasn't had a bit of road rage at one point or another?


However, we should do our best to remain calm.


No matter what's happening around you, you should never rise to anger.


Keep calm and assess the situation with a level head.


If someone else is angry on the road, don't try to start matching their aggression.


This can easily cause an accident between you and the other driver or an innocent third party. 


In most situations in life, it's better to be level-headed.


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Relieve Car Accident Pain at Arrowhead Clinic

Unfortunately, car accidents still cause a lot of deaths on the roads.


But if you use the above car accident safety tips, you can help keep you and the drivers around you stay safe.


But if you do find yourself in an auto accident and suffer injuries, call our Atlanta Car Accident Chiropractors. Here we offer effective treatment options for auto accident injuries. 


Arrowhead Clinic works with car accident victims every day to relieve their pains with gentle Chiropractic Care.


Click the button below to schedule a Free Consultation today.


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Dr. Summer Turner

Dr. Turner is Arrowhead Clinic’s Atlanta Chiropractor. She is originally from North Carolina but has traveled all over the country pursuing her career as a Chiropractor by treating people who have been injured in accidents and people who suffer from chronic pain. She has been with Arrowhead for many years, fulfilling her desire to help accident victims and patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions. Dr. Turner is well-versed in chiropractic care with an emphasis on sports-related therapies. She had the opportunity to train under the chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers to complete her Master's in Sports Rehabilitation. She studied under two more chiropractors, which allowed her to sharpen her skills and adjusting techniques. Dr. Turner is certified in several soft tissue techniques, including Active Release Technique (ART) and Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), as well as a movement diagnosis technique called Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Dr. Turner believes that movement is life and, as such, plays a critical role in overall health. She has always been passionate about helping people improve their quality of life, be it through chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and/or a variation of physical modalities. She has helped many individuals achieve a healthier life. A recent review left by one of Dr. Turner’s patients stated, “Great customer service from staff. Quick and effective service from the doctor.” Dr. Turner offers free, same-day consultations to anyone in pain. She is available for appointments Monday-Friday from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.