Car accidents are a relatively frequent occurrence. Most commonly, distraction, lack of skill or even drowsiness are the main culprits in an accident out on the open road. More serious incidents often involve the physical impairment of a driver by way of alcohol or illegal substances. Either way, a lawyer is often required to set the record straight. Though common reasons for which accidents take place, there’s yet another factor which almost always determines the severity of an accident: physics. While most of us aren’t equipped with the mental capacity to understand the various scientific technicalities behind an auto accident, one things is easily understood—wrong-way, forward-facing car crashes are by far the most deadly.
Even more troubling, all across the country—from Salt Lake City, Utah to the farthest reaches of America’s East Coast—the rate at which wrong-way collisions are taking place is steadily on the rise. In fact, recent data collected by state troopers in North Carolina shows that wrong-way collisions are up a staggering 67 percent from last year. While outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, the trend is one that could very well spread across the country. Currently, there’s no organized push to collect data on wrong-way collisions in the Beehive State, but should more accidents of this type persist, there very well could be. In the meantime, be vigilant and look for signs of reckless driving should something need to be reported to a law enforcement official or experienced personal injury lawyer.
Some Tips for Bikers
America is getting greener by the minute. With so many in favor of renewable energy and other ways to clean up the planet, more people have begun riding bicycles to commute. While this may help pollution, it can also lead to serious accidents if proper safety precautions aren’t taken.
An auto accident lawyer often deals with bicycle crashes in places like Salt Lake City and other urban areas. Road safety for cyclists can get tricky, but here are a few tips to keep in mind. Use headlights and rear lights. As stated on BicycleSafe.com, “Even for daytime riding, a bright white light that has a flashing mode can make you more visible.”
Don’t ride on the sidewalk. I’m serious. The Sidewalk is dangerous.
Staying off the road might seem safer, but crossing the street between sidewalks is extremely dangerous. Aside from endangering pedestrians, you’re more likely to get hit by turning cars. Also, make sure you ride with traffic. It might seem safer to face traffic in big cities like Salt Lake City, so that you know exactly when a car is coming, but it’s actually three times as dangerous.
An auto accident is much more likely to occur because cars won’t be expecting you coming from the opposite direction. And from the perspective of a lawyer, riding the wrong way is also against the law, so you would be more liable in an accident. Whether you’re behind the wheel or riding two, keep these tips in mind for a safer road for everyone.
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