Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law

Driving in new places and auto accidents

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Some of the more common causes of auto crashes include driving at high speeds, ice on the roads, intoxicated drivers, and drowsiness behind the wheel. However, there are far more causes of motor vehicle collisions that some people ignore or may not realize at all. For example, someone who is driving in a place they have never been may be more likely to cause an accident due to unfamiliarity with the roads.

For someone who has never driven in a particular area, the experience can be stressful or even overwhelming, in some instances. For example, someone who has lived in a rural area their entire life and has never driven in a city may have trouble with minor issues, such as parallel parking, or major issues, such as driving on a freeway safely. For many drivers, simply driving in a new place where they are not familiar with which turns to take can increase the chances of a wreck.

Moreover, some people may experience anxiety or panic when they are not familiar with the roads in a new place. These emotions can also make a collision more likely, since they may interfere with a driver’s ability to focus on the road. If you are worried that driving in an area you have never been in might be dangerous, it is important to move forward with caution.

Even as a driver who is well-versed with the roads, someone else’s lack of familiarity may cause you to become involved in a crash. Our accident portal has more on traffic collisions.

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