While you can't stop other drivers from doing whatever they will on the road, you can take actions in your own car to reduce your risks of being involved in a car accident. The tips for doing so range from common sense measures to following best driving practices. The editors at Edmunds provide some information about how to reduce your accident risks.
First, keep yourself out of the fast lane on highways and freeways. The fast lane is usually the lane located to the far left, and it often leaves you with little in the way of exit strategy should an incident occur. The right lane -- or even the center lane -- is a better choice unless you are in the middle of a passing maneuver.