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Technology and distracted driving

Many different distractions can create dangers on the road, prompting a driver to swerve into another lane or collide with a vehicle in front of them because they are not paying attention. In the digital era, there are even more distractions that divert the attention of drivers, including smartphones, handheld devices, GPS systems and so on. Drivers may use these devices to watch videos, capture content, communicate with others or even get directions. Sadly, they can lead to a deadly crash.

Ignoring the road to stare in a rearview mirror

Some of the more commonly-recognized forms of distracted driving include using a cell phone to text, take pictures or browse the web, turning the radio station and eating food while behind the wheel. However, there are many other examples of potentially dangerous distractions that can divert the attention of drivers. In fact, some may not even seem dangerous and may even be connected to safe, responsible driving. For example, using a rearview mirror properly is an important part of safe driving. However, a driver who stares in his or her rearview mirror for too long, for whatever reason, may be more likely to collide with another vehicle or veer off of the road and cause a single-vehicle crash.

Motorcycle accidents during the Fourth of July

Motorcycle crashes happen at all times of year and there are many seasonal hazards, such as ice on the roads in the wintertime, that can make an accident more likely. During the summer months, many people enjoy taking their motorcycles out, especially on the Fourth of July. Although this can be an excellent way to celebrate the holiday, it can also result in a fatal collision or a crash that leaves a motorcyclist with devastating injuries. It is crucial to be vigilant if you plan on riding around the holiday.

The risk of a crash during Memorial Day

Between an increase in the number of intoxicated drivers and heavy traffic, holidays can be a dangerous time to drive. With Memorial Day around the corner, you should be aware of the risks you may face if you plan on driving to a family party or going on a road trip with your loved ones. Accidents can not only disrupt holiday celebrations but destroy lives. Sadly, many people have passed away in Memorial Day weekend accidents, while others have sustained serious injuries that completely ruined the holiday for their loved ones and presented challenges for months afterward.

Playground accidents and brain injuries

If you are a parent, you likely have all sorts of concerns with regard to your child. Whether you are worried about their performance in school or are concerned about some of their friends, parents have many different things to consider in order to ensure the well-being of their children. Unfortunately, many parents also have to deal with their child being injured in an accident. There are many ways in which kids are hurt and the consequences of an accident may vary from one to another. Certain situations, such as playground activity, can be especially dangerous for children.

How does vehicle condition play a role in auto accidents?

We have covered many of the different reasons why traffic accidents continue to occur, such as DUI. While a majority of people realize that drunk driving is dangerous, some still carry out this reckless behavior and endanger lives in other ways. However, accidents may also happen as a result of factors that are less publicized, such as poor vehicle condition. Whether a driver cannot afford to repair their vehicle, feel as if they are too busy to fix their car before driving, or they are not even aware that something is wrong with the vehicle, drivers operate vehicles that are in poor conditions for different reasons.

Seasonal allergies and motor vehicle wrecks

Most drivers are aware that many different factors can play a role in a crash, such as drowsy driving, the use of intoxicating substances, weather conditions, and the recklessness of others. However, there are certain risk factors that may be overlooked, even by extremely responsible drivers. For example, many people may not realize that seasonal allergies can factor into a motor vehicle collision in different ways. As a driver, it is important for you to be mindful of this issue if you struggle with allergies.

Work-related traffic injuries

Accidents involving traffic occur in a plethora of ways, from drunk driving crashes on suburban roads to motorcycle collisions on the freeway. However, some people are also injured or lose their lives while driving or riding in a vehicle as part of their job responsibilities. Traffic accidents can take place while a person is working in many ways, whether someone is hurt driving a semi truck, operating a taxi, or even just running errands. Moreover, when a work-related traffic accident happens, those involved may sustain significant injuries, even if they are fortunate enough to survive the collision.

Can nighttime glare cause an accident?

There are a myriad of risk factors associated with traffic crashes, such as ice on the roads, speeding, and the use of a cell phone behind the wheel. However, other accident causes pose serious risks even though they are often not given as much attention. For example, nighttime glare may lead to a motor vehicle wreck. Whether you regularly drive at night or even occasionally take to the road during nighttime hours, it is pivotal to recognize some of the dangers associated with driving in the dark and focus on safety.

ATVs and crashes on public roads

When many people think of ATVs, they picture an off-road environment. While it is true that these types of vehicles are most frequently used for such purposes, whether the driver is working on a farm, hunting, or exploring the wilderness, there are times when some ATV operators find themselves on the road. Unfortunately, those driving these types of vehicles are especially vulnerable with respect to motor vehicle collisions. When someone driving an ATV is struck by a larger vehicle, they may lose their life or sustain devastating injuries.

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