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Left-hand turns and auto accidents

Driving can be especially tricky at certain times, from taking to the road in an area that has seen significant snowfall to driving through congested traffic during rush hour. It can be more difficult to drive in certain spots, such as those which have confusing signs or are constantly busy. Moreover, certain maneuvers may be more challenging and lead to a higher chance of a crash. For example, some drivers may have a harder time making a left-hand turn on a particular road as opposed to a right-hand turn.

Seizure may be to blame for Grand Parkway collision

For many in Houston, the years of experience behind the wheel may have them feeling like driving is such a second-nature activity that they can do it in almost any conditions. Yet in some cases, it may not be the road conditions that make it difficult for one to operate a vehicle, but rather their own physical condition. There is reason behind a doctor asking a patient if they have someone to drive them home, or if one who is sick is advised to have another run errands for them. When people are not at their best both physically and mentally, then they may not be able to perform well behind the wheel, either. 

Can cigarette smoking cause a car crash?

Driving drunk and taking illegal drugs before getting behind the wheel is not only dangerous but against the law as well. However, some drivers do not realize that other types of behaviors may increase the probability of a motor vehicle collision also. For example, someone may be more likely to cause a car accident if they are smoking a cigarette while they are driving. Even though this may not seem like something that would cause a crash, there are various concerns associated with this behavior.

Driving while you are sick

People often focus on driving while drunk, drowsy or distracted, and this is important because all three of these behaviors can be incredibly dangerous (not to mention against the law). However, there are many other instances where a person’s ability to drive safe may be impaired. For example, someone who is struggling with a head cold or some other type of viral or bacterial infection may struggle to drive properly. Unfortunately, people who drive when they are sick can increase the chances of a crash for multiple reasons.

Driving with bald tires

A number of risk factors can make a driver more likely to collide with either another vehicle or an object. However, some of these risks come from carelessness, such as a person who fails to replace their tires when necessary. Some drivers may not be aware that their tires are bald, endangering the lives of others and putting their own safety in jeopardy. Others may realize that they need to get new tires, but they might push it off due to poverty or procrastination. Regardless, whenever someone drives around when their tires are in very poor shape, they increase the chances of things going wrong on the road.

Driving in flood waters

If you live in certain areas of Texas, you may be at greater risk from floods. Whether caused by a huge coastal storm or a rain storm that lasts a long time, flooding presents danger to anyone in its path, and it is important to understand how to stay safe. As a driver, you may think you can drive on roads that have flooded over, but this is not a good idea. The best thing to do is turn around, but if you have to drive through make sure you practice extreme caution.

Pedestrian accidents during Halloween

People are struck by vehicles while walking throughout the year, but some occasions are especially likely to result in pedestrian accidents. For example, Halloween is a particularly dangerous time for those who go from door to door while wearing costumes and ask for candy. A driver may collide with a pedestrian at a relatively low speed, which can still be dangerous, or they may even run into a trick-or-treater at a high speed, claiming their life or causing them to become seriously harmed.

Depression, anger and other emotions after a car crash

The physical toll of a motor vehicle collision can be overwhelming. Some people pass away after being struck by a negligent driver, while others suffer massive injuries that alter the rest of their lives. However, there are many other hardships that auto accident victims may have to work through. For example, some people face a number of difficulties from an emotional point of view after they are involved in a motor vehicle wreck. Stress, anger and depression are some of the emotional challenges that may arise under these circumstances and it is important to address these emotions properly.

How can pedestrian accidents in rural areas be avoided?

When people think of a pedestrian accident, they may envision an urban environment, where someone is struck by a car and traffic is hectic. However, these accidents also take place in rural areas and there are a number of ways that communities can work to reduce these accidents. Moreover, pedestrians should be aware of various ways they can stay safe while walking. From reflective clothing to staying off of the road while under the influence of alcohol and being aware of nearby traffic, there are a number of safety tips that pedestrians should keep in mind.

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