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Narrow Roads and The Risk of An Auto Collision

On Behalf of Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., Attorneys at Law May 4, 2018

There are many different environmental factors that contribute to motor vehicle accidents, such as the prevalence of ice and snow on roadways. However, there are many other ways in which the obstacles a driver may face on the road can lead to a collision. For example, driving on certain roads may be especially dangerous because the lanes are very narrow, or a driver may even have to drive down single-lane roads. If you regularly find yourself on roads that are narrow or ever come across an extremely narrow road, it is vital to be vigilant.

A narrow road can lead to an accident in different ways, from crashes involving multiple vehicles to single-vehicle wrecks. For example, drivers may not have enough room to avoid colliding on a narrow road, especially if one vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed after driving around a bend in the road. Moreover, a driver who is moving along a single-lane road may slam into a tree or become stuck due to an obstacle on the road, such as a fallen tree or a muddy hole.

As a driver, you should always be aware of your surroundings and the different threats you face on the road. Sadly, even if you are extremely responsible, you could still find yourself and those you love in an accident due to a negligent driver. In certain instances, such as driving on a narrow road, it can be especially difficult (or even impossible) to avoid an accident when a reckless driver is coming towards you. Our accidents section has more traffic crash information.