Extra Caution When Backing Up Can Reduce the Number of Rochester Car Accidents

by William Mattar | February 5th, 2019

Often times, drivers may forget that it’s possible to have a collision while simply putting your car into reverse. No matter how finely tuned you feel your driving skills are, backing up can be a challenge some drivers face. It is important to be a defensive driver and use extra caution when backing up to make sure no one gets hurt.

The Wrong Way to Back Up

One way that some Rochester drivers may back up, that can sometimes result in an accident, is a driver doing their best to make sure there is no traffic coming and then quickly backing out. The problem with this approach is that if traffic does show up, it has no way of reacting to you backing out so fast. 

Technology is Helping

Newer cars are coming standard with back up cameras and sensors that warn the driver that it is not safe to back out. While this sort of technology can save lives, it is not necessarily foolproof. For one thing, not every Rochester driver heeds the warnings their vehicles give them. Just because the technology is there does not mean the driver will use it. 

The Proper Way to Back Up

You should always obey the rules of the road, which are contained in the New York Vehicle & Traffic Law.

If you follow all of the safety rules contained in the Vehicle and Traffic Law and still get into an accident causing personal injuries, call our firm immediately. On the other hand, if a Rochester driver carelessly backs out and hits your vehicle, then that is also a good reason to give our lawyers a call. Our Rochester, NY car accident lawyers have the experience to help you with your bodily injury claim.