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Driving during strong winds

In the fall months, a number of hazards may be brought on by weather conditions. Some areas may see heavy rain and even snowfall and ice, which can certainly make it more difficult to drive. But the wind is another area of concern and some drivers do not pay attention to the different reasons why it can be dangerous to drive during strong winds. In this post, we will look at some of the hazards that are associated with heavy winds, which can lead to deadly car accidents.

Prescription medication and car crashes

People take a variety of prescription medications to help with various ailments. Some people take one drug, while others are prescribed multiple prescriptions for a number of health issues they are struggling with. Unfortunately, these medications can have unwanted side effects and they can create other problems in one’s life, in ways that some people may overlook. For example, someone may be likely to cause a car accident after taking a certain type of prescription. If you take prescription drugs that could impact your driving abilities, be mindful of these risks and stay off of the road if your driving abilities are affected.

Virginia sees jump in drunk driving deaths in 2017

For many decades now, people who live in Virginia have heard about the dangers of drinking and driving. The fact that a person has a reduced ability to make proper decisions or react appropriately when operating a vehicle after they have consumed alcohol is nothing new. Yet, despite knowing this and despite strong laws, far too many people choose to ignore these realities and jump in their vehicles to drive while drunk.

Overconfidence, winter weather and accidents

In many parts of the U.S., the winter months bring very poor weather conditions. Heavy snowfall, dense fog and ice accumulation on the road can all increase the likelihood of an accident significantly. When two vehicles collide at high speeds after one driver lost control due to ice, the consequences can be devastating. The chances of a crash can be reduced by safe and attentive driving when weather conditions are poor. Unfortunately, some drivers show little regard for road safety due to their overconfidence.

Depression and the risk of a crash

Many people realize that a motor vehicle crash can cause depression. After all, suffering a major injury, losing someone you love or having your life turned upside down in other ways can certainly make someone very sad and emotionally devastated. However, it is also important to remember that those who suffer from depression may be more likely to cause an accident if they disregard certain areas of concern. In this post, we will examine some of the ways in which depression could increase the chances of a collision.

Children and pedestrian accidents

In a recent post, we looked into high speeds and the likelihood of a pedestrian accident claiming someone's life. There are many other issues related to pedestrian accidents that are important to keep in mind, especially for those who frequently walk on or alongside the road as well as the parents of young children. In this post, we will analyze some of the risks that children may come across while walking and draw attention to this especially concerning issue.

When you are rear-ended by a reckless driver

Motor vehicle accidents happen in many different ways. Some people are struck head-on by another vehicle, while others may be T-boned or struck from the side by a driver who was trying to switch lanes abruptly. Moreover, some accidents occur when a vehicle is rear-ended. While some of these accidents may not result in serious injuries or the loss of life, especially if the vehicles are traveling at slow speeds, others are incredibly devastating. Moreover, these accidents can be terrifying, and they can also result in various consequences (such as financial issues) even if nobody is injured.

Teen drivers and road safety

If you are a parent, you may have many concerns with respect to the safety of your teen. Or, you might be a young person who has never driven before, and you may be worried about the likelihood of an accident once you start to learn how to drive. Regardless, it is crucial to make sure that you are fully prepared for any potential risks and do what you can to reduce the likelihood of a collision occurring. Unfortunately, many young lives have been lost and many teens have been left with lifelong injuries due to motor vehicle collisions.

How does speed affect the chances of a pedestrian being killed?

For a pedestrian, there are a number of dangers which may be present on the road. Drunk drivers, those who go over the speed limit intentionally or accidentally and distracted drivers can all pose a serious threat to the safety of pedestrians. Moreover, when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle that is much larger, they may be especially likely to lose their life or sustain a massive injury, in comparison to those who are involved in an accident while riding in a vehicle. Many factors can affect how likely a pedestrian is to be hurt or killed in an accident, such as the speed at which the vehicle that struck them was traveling.

Poor eyesight and the risk of a crash

A person’s ability to drive properly may be adversely affected by a variety of factors, such as intoxication due to alcohol consumption or even prescription medication, fatigue, distractions and so on. However, some people may be unable to drive well because of poor eyesight. Worse, some drivers may not realize that their eyesight has deteriorated to a point which makes it unsafe to drive and they may continue to get behind the wheel.

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