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Accidents caused by running red lights

Drivers may behave recklessly because they are under the influence or experiencing a fit of rage. Sadly, this behavior can significantly increase the likelihood of a collision and many lives have been lost as a result of irresponsibility behind the wheel. Driving too fast, failing to switch lanes correctly and even driving in the wrong lane are some examples of this behavior. Moreover, people may run a red light, which could lead to a deadly crash.

Is eating while driving dangerous?

Drinking and then driving can certainly lead to high-impact car accidents. So too can testing while driving. There is, however, another major form of distracted driving that is equally as dangerous yet is rarely as talked about. This is no doubt due to it high prevalence amongst the general population (indeed, one might argue that auto manufacturers even encourage it with some of the features they include in their vehicles). This distraction is eating while driving, and it's a risk that few appreciate. 

Large truck crashes in rural areas

Large truck wrecks happen in countless ways and occur in all parts of the country, from hectic urban streets to quiet roads in the countryside. Regardless of where a large truck collision takes place, the consequences can be devastating and in this post we will take a closer look at large truck accidents in rural locations. From state highways that run through small towns to side roads that connect businesses to the rest of the country, there are many different places in which a large truck crash may occur in a rural area.

When an aggressive driver causes a crash

Usually, motor vehicle accidents are just that—accidents. However, some crashes may be caused by the intentional action of a reckless driver who intended to cause a collision, such as someone who has extreme road rage. For example, a driver who has become intensely angry with another driver may ram into their car on purpose, which can be incredibly dangerous on the roadway. These collisions may cause anyone riding in either vehicle to become hurt or lose their lives and it is imperative for those who drive recklessly because of their road rage to be held accountable.

What should I do in a hit and run accident?

Responsible drivers in California would never leave the scene of an accident. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what unscrupulous people do, leaving you with costs for medical treatment and vehicle repair. If you’re involved in a hit and run it’s important that you take the right steps, both for your safety and to improve the chance that the other driver is apprehended. State Farm offers the following advice in this case.

Fiery high-speed collision kills 3 outside University City

Westminster residents are encouraged to practice defensive driving techniques in order to lower the risk of being involved in car accidents. Such methods may be beneficial, as they have been proven to help mitigate the risks that one faces while on the road. However, one factor that can never be adequately planned or prepared for may be the reckless actions of others. While most may recognize the responsibility they have to protecting the motorists around them while on the road, some may choose to engage in behaviors that directly endanger both themselves as well as others. 

Drunk driving accident in Riverside produces fatal results

People often hear statistics that claim that it is more likely for one to be killed in a car accident in Westminster than (insert-random-cause-of-death-here). That may not be due to the quality of drivers in the area, but rather the abundance of vehicles on the road. No one ever anticipates being involved in a car accident, yet many typically have little control when it comes to avoiding. Still, people might be able to mitigate the risk of being involved in a collision by adopting defensive driving techniques. 

What Is Defensive Driving?

Defensive driving behaviors help ensure the safety and security of all motorists. But what do these behaviors entail and how can you be sure that you’re driving defensively in California? Esurance.com offers information on good driving habits so that you can reduce your risk of being involved in a car accident.

Sleep deprivation and motor vehicle crashes

From alcohol intoxication to distractions, there are various car accident causes that have been explored on this blog. However, many more risk factors can increase the chances of a crash and it is important for drivers to be aware of any behaviors or potential problems that could make a collision more likely. Many people feel overworked or tired and sleep deprivation is a serious problem with respect to auto collisions. Unfortunately, driver fatigue is a major problem that has caused many motor vehicle crashes which led to the loss of life and debilitating injuries.

What should you do after a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident on a California roadway can really shake you up. It is especially difficult if it is a serious accident. You may not be thinking correctly or you may be incredibly upset over the ordeal. In any case, before you ever hit the road, you should have a good plan in place for what to do if you are in an accident. Preparing before anything ever happens can really help you to keep a clear mind when the worst does occur.

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