It is important to keep in mind that while urban areas with high traffic congestion may see a large number of motor vehicle accidents, accidents that occur in these locations are not necessarily more likely to result in fatalities or serious injuries. Sadly, some areas which do not see nearly as much traffic may have actually had quite a few deadly accidents take place. If you drive in either of the two areas, it is important to be aware of the different risks you face every time you get behind the wheel.
A car accident shakes up everything. Even the best-case scenario is an inconvenience with major complications. An uninsured driver makes matters messier. You could be amid high medical bills, lost income and other side effects of a bad crash. Now the person who caused such a disaster is not covered, and cannot cover you.
A study involving 29 countries around the world did not paint a positive picture for U.S. drivers. While the large majority of countries involved in the study saw a decrease in motor vehicle deaths from 2010 to 2016, the U.S. experienced a sharp rise. Of the five countries whose death toll rose over that time, the U.S. had the largest rate increase at more than 13 percent.
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.
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.
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.
We have all heard the public service announcements about distracted driving. Yet despite the focus placed on preventing texting and driving, it appears that people may be on their phones more than ever.
Any type of traffic accident has the potential to cause serious injuries or even the loss of life, but some, such as pedestrian accidents, can be especially devastating. When pedestrians are hit by vehicles traveling at high speeds, they are particularly likely to sustain an injury or pass away. After all, a pedestrian is especially vulnerable with regard to the impact of a vehicle. If you or a loved one regularly walk or jog alongside the road, it is important for you to be aware of some of the times of day and times of the week when a pedestrian accident may be more likely.
A person cannot drive in Colorado without encountering a semi-truck. These big rigs are necessary in order to transport food and goods across our country. But, according to a recent news report, many of these trucks are unsafe to drive and can cause truck accidents.
With the truck accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan occurring a couple of months ago, many drivers in Colorado and the rest of the United States are wondering how safe trucks are on the road. Truck crashes kill over 5,000 people on the roads each year. One out of four fatalities in a passenger vehicle are the result of a crash that involved a large truck. Truck accidents often involve serious injuries because of the size difference between a truck and a passenger vehicle.