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Driving in a new city can be dangerous

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2018 | blog

We have covered so many of the risk factors that often cause motor vehicle crashes, and drivers should definitely keep these concerns in mind while they are on the road. However, there are many other hazards that can increase the probability of a crash, and some may not be so obvious. For example, someone who finds themselves in a new city for the first time may be more likely to collide with another vehicle. Not only do some drivers have a harder time in new cities because they are not familiar with the roads and have to constantly look for directions, but they may also be tired and very stressed out.

Some people drive through new cities on their way to another destination, while others get behind the wheel in a new city for the first time while they are visiting. Moreover, some people find themselves in this position after moving to somewhere new. Regardless, it can be dangerous when a driver does not have a lot of familiarity with local roadways. For example, they may be less aware of potentially hazardous parts of the road and they could be distracted by something that would not have drawn the attention of someone who has driven down the road many times.

Even if you are very familiar with roads, other drivers may cause an accident because they are from another city, state or country. As a result, you should watch out for other drivers who may be distracted or driving recklessly as well.