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The dangers of driving while you are too cold

It is pivotal to be mindful of any factor that could make an accident more likely, even if it does not seem likely. People realize the dangers that come with driving after taking certain types of prescription medication or drinking alcohol, but some people fail to realize that it may be dangerous to drive in other instances. For example, someone who is extremely cold may have a more difficult time behind the wheel and this could be dangerous. In many cities across the country, this is especially worrisome during the winter.

Holiday road trips and auto accidents

Many people travel to visit their loved ones during the holidays, whether they fly across the country or drive to another state. This can be a stressful time of year for many reasons and it can be especially difficult when a motor vehicle collision occurs. Moreover, motor vehicle crashes are particularly likely to happen during the holidays for a variety of reasons. As a result, you should be careful when you go on a holiday road trip to visit family members, and even when you drive around your home.

Parking lot accidents increase exponentially in December

December is one of the worst driving months of the year. It has very little sunlight, frosty weather that make the roads slippery and holidays that send many travelers and drunk drivers to the streets together. However, it is not just the highways and county roads that increase in danger this month.

Snowmobiles and traffic accidents

Many different vehicles are involved in traffic accidents, from large trucks to motorcycles and passenger vehicles. Some, however, are less common but still pose a threat to those riding in the vehicle and others on the road. For example, a scooter may be involved in a crash or a snowmobile, especially in colder parts of the country that see heavy snowfall during the winter months. With winter weather appearing around the U.S., it is important for people in colder locales to be mindful of these risks.

Safe winter driving

If you live in Colorado, you know that winters can be snowy, icy and cold. Driving in these conditions pose a threat to the driver, passengers and others on the road. To avoid serious and fatal accidents, it is important to respect the conditions and practice extra safe driving during the winter months.

Colorado and legal marijuana states increase in car crashes

The legalization of marijuana in the last decade has been one of the more controversial political topics in the nation. Since Colorado became the first state to make legalize recreational marijuana 6 years ago, several states have joined them in allowing residents to legally purchase weed. Numerous state governments continue debating on whether their citizens deserve access to the drug and consider both the economic and safety aspects of doing so.

Car crashes and mental trauma

While focusing on the consequences of a car accident, some people may primarily consider the physical ramifications, such as broken bones and other types of injuries. It is crucial to keep in mind that these crashes can also bring hardships that may completely shatter a victim's life even though they are hard, if not impossible, for others to notice. For example, someone may suffer from severe mental trauma after they are involved in a motor vehicle collision and this could affect their lives in numerous ways.

Even low-speed car crashes can be dangerous

When some people think of devastating car crashes, they may picture collisions which occur at high speeds. While these accidents are extremely dangerous, of course, it is important to remember that even when crashes take place at relatively low rates of speed, the outcome can be terrible. Low-speed accidents can leave drivers and passengers with injuries, some of which can be very serious, and they can also lead to the loss of life. As a result, it is crucial for drivers to be vigilant whenever they are behind the wheel, even if they are driving slowly.

When accidents occur during an emergency situation

Driving during any time of day or under any circumstances can be dangerous and an accident may take place. With this being said, certain occasions can present an even higher level of risk. For example, those who are on the road during an emergency situation may be even more likely to become involved in a motor vehicle collision. For example, driving during a natural disaster or when there is widespread panic can be very dangerous. Even if you focus on road safety and avoiding a crash during this time, other drivers, especially those who are under a great deal of duress, may not be so vigilant.

Brain damage following a motor vehicle wreck

While there are a number of different injuries that victims of car accidents may suffer, brain injuries are especially concerning for a variety of reasons. Not only can these injuries be more difficult to detect, but they can shatter a victim's life in many ways, some of which may be permanent. If a reckless driver has caused you to sustain a traumatic brain injury, or you suspect that you may have suffered a concussion during a collision, it is important to know what legal options you may have and make sure that you do all you can to recover physically, mentally and from a financial angle as well.

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