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Volcanic activity in Hawaii - Safe driving tips

Volcanic activity in Hawaii - Safe driving tips

May 22, 2018

With the recent volcanic eruptions and lava flow in Hawaii, we want to provide you with helpful safety tips to avoid a car accident. Our firm provides compassionate legal assistance to those who have been injured by someone else’s negligence or recklessness. In the midst of the volcanic activity, there are several steps you can take to stay safe on the road.


  1. Stay off the road as much as possible. The best thing to do is to stay off the roads entirely. This means you may need to cancel certain plans, or hold off on making trips that take you closer to the volcanic activity. However, if you do need to drive, you should proceed with caution.
  2. Use headlights and windshield wipers as needed. Volcanic ash can make it difficult to see clearly while driving. By using your headlights, you can increase your visibility and help others see you better as well. Furthermore, if it is raining, remember to use your windshield wipers and to clean them thoroughly after you reach your destination.
  3. Practice defensive driving habits. These include maintaining a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you, going a safe and legal speed, and keeping your focus on the road. In inclement weather, it may also be necessary to go 5-10 miles per hour under the speed limit.
  4. Avoid distracted driving. Distractions include anything that takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road, and your mind off of driving. By keeping your eyes on the road, you can spot dangerous conditions, such as fallen trees and other types of debris, in time to react. Furthermore, it is important to keep both hands on the wheel while driving, and to avoid mental distractions.


Since 1971, Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner has fought diligently on behalf of injured clients. By following these tips, you can increase your safety on the road. However, you cannot control the actions of others. If you or a loved one have been injured by a negligent or reckless driver, you have the right to pursue justice by filing a personal injury claim. We will discuss your options and guide you through the process as you seek compensation.

Contact our office today to learn how we can help. We offer free consultations for your convenience.

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