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3 medical causes of reckless driving you might not be aware of

Before anyone gets behind the wheel of an automobile, they must be in a suitable condition to drive or risk putting themselves and others at risk. Although exceeding the legal limit of .08 BAC and texting are common causes of reckless driving, medical conditions may also disqualify someone from taking the wheel. If you have been injured by someone who falls into one of the following categories, that driver may have recklessly caused the car accident.

Divorce, strong emotions and car accidents

Motor vehicle wrecks happen for countless reasons, such as icy roads and improper vehicle maintenance. However, there are many other factors that can play a role in the likelihood of a driver causing a collision, and some of these factors are not given as much attention as drunk driving, for example. A driver who has recently been through a divorce or is experiencing emotional distress for some other reason (such as the loss of a loved one) may be more likely to cause a crash for different reasons, and it is imperative to be aware of these dangers if you are struggling with strong emotions behind the wheel.

Relocating after a divorce

Those who have recently divorced in Broomfield might find that relocating to another area will help them in moving on with their lives. The desire to put added distance between oneself and their ex-spouse is not outlandish; indeed, according to information shared by the U.S. Census Bureau, of those who relocate in the U.S. every year, 27.4 do so for family-related reasons. Yet moving away after a divorce becomes more complicated if one shares children with an ex-spouse. 

Young drivers and phone use behind the wheel

Auto collisions have countless causes, but phones and other electronic devices are responsible for many of the wrecks that take place each day. In some instances, it is legal for drivers in certain states to use phones while they are on the road, such as a hands-free device. However, many states prohibit novice drivers, such as a 16-year-old who recently received his or her license, from all types of phone use while driving. Regrettably, some young drivers ignore these regulations and continue to use their smartphone while they are on the road, placing their own safety at risk and endangering the lives of those around them.

How Colorado drivers should prepare for avalanches

January and February might be over, but it takes a while for Colorado’s winters to go away. You can find evidence of this from an incident just a few days ago on March 4, 2019. Several highways had to be closed down due to avalanches coming down on the drivers in Summit County. Many drivers needed assistance getting out of the heavy snow with their vehicles.

Distracted driving: Don't pet and drive

There are times when good people exercise poor judgment. Such is the case when drivers allow dogs to ride in the front seat or in their lap. The image of a pooch sticking its head out of the window while the vehicle is motoring down a busy street may make for a heart-warming picture, but it's a legitimately dangerous thing for the driver, other people and the dog. 

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