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Allergy season and the risk of an accident

In many parts of the country, people struggle with allergies due to pollen during September, especially ragweed pollen. Allergies can make daily life very difficult, causing someone to have terrible headaches, a runny nose and constant sneezing. While these challenges may not seem very serious, especially since they are temporary and eventually pass when pollen levels go down, they can make life incredibly hard. Unfortunately, those with severe allergies may be more likely to cause a collision for different reasons.

Having a seizure behind the wheel

There are many threats to safety when it comes to driving. Some threats are fully within a person’s ability to control, but they fail to do so as a result of their reckless behavior (driving while taking drugs or drinking alcohol, speeding and so forth). There are other risk factors that a driver may not be able to control, such as having a seizure behind the wheel. For example, those with epilepsy may pose a very serious threat to others on the road if they decide to drive and end up having a seizure.

How many seniors are licensed to drive?

Some people may assume that those who are older may not be able to carry out certain tasks as well, although this is certainly not always true. For example, many seniors drive on a regular basis and are fully capable on handling driving responsibilities well. Unfortunately, some may neglect certain areas of concern, such as those related to eyesight, which can be problematic behind the wheel. If you are a senior driver, or someone you love is an older driver, it is important to be aware of these issues.

Are pedestrian fatalities decreasing?

In recent years, a great deal of attention has been devoted to traffic safety and reducing the likelihood of various types of traffic accidents, such as large truck wrecks and drunk driving accidents. However, pedestrian accidents are another very concerning aspect of traffic safety and these incidents can be especially damaging for pedestrians, who can be especially vulnerable to suffering a major injury or passing away. Furthermore, it is important for pedestrians to be aware of trends and the number of lives that are claimed in these accidents.

Accidents caused by spending too much time behind the wheel

There are different areas of concern when it comes to factors that can cause a collision, from those which are more common (speeding, etc.) to those which are far less common. One potential risk factor that drivers should be mindful of involves spending long amounts of time behind the wheel. When someone is driving for too long, such as someone who is on a road trip, for example, they may become mentally exhausted and lose focus. Moreover, they may become cramped and more likely to cause an accident due to physical discomfort.

Unfamiliar roads and the risk of a crash

Driving in a new city or even country can be tough for many reasons. For example, a driver may not be familiar with roads in a particular area, causing them to accidentally drive the wrong way down a one-way road or be unaware of certain spots that are especially dangerous. Furthermore, people who find themselves in new areas may be tired due to jet lag or driving for long hours on a road trip. Aside from these potential areas of concern, distracted driving is especially problematic for those who are operating a vehicle in unfamiliar territory.

Aggressive driving, road rage and car wrecks

From illegal street racing to using unlawful drugs or drinking too much, many behaviors can increase the chances of a car wreck. Moreover, a driver’s emotional state can also play a role in their ability to drive responsibly. For example, someone who is very angry, for whatever reason, may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision. A driver may become angry after losing their job, finding out that their partner was unfaithful, experiencing challenges with their child or having a negative interaction with another driver, among many other reasons. Regardless of why a driver is upset, anger can affect how someone drives in various ways.

Motorcycle “no collision” negligence claims

The legal team at Cromartie Law understands that motorcycle accidents in Georgia happen for many of the same reasons that car and truck accidents occur. However, without the safety features of an enclosed vehicle such as airbags, seat belts and a durable metal frame, the crash impact can be devastating for the rider. If you have been in a “no collision” accident, the driver of a car or truck can be held liable for any injuries you incurred.

Risks associated with driving a vehicle for the first time

There is a myriad of factors that can make a car collision more probable, from intoxication to ignoring other traffic laws such as failing to yield or staying under the speed limit. However, some less common factors may also be cause for concern, such as driving a vehicle for the first time. When some people get behind the wheel in a new car, or a new type of car (such as someone who operates a pickup when they have never driven a truck before), the likelihood of a collision may be higher.

Poor road markings and dangerous intersections

The risk of a motor vehicle wreck is heightened by many factors, such as failure to observe stop signs and distractions behind the wheel (talking to other people in the car, cell phones, etc.). However, some crashes are also caused by less common factors, such as poor road markings at an intersection. If a driver does not see a stop sign, for example, they may drive through an intersection and collide with another vehicle at a dangerously high rate of speed. As a result, it is essential for anyone who notices poor road markings to speak up and for those involved in a crash caused by this problem to examine their options.

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