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Spilling a hot beverage and the risk of a crash

Most drivers know that drinking alcohol while driving increases the chances of a car crash and is against the law. However, some drivers do not realize that car accidents can also be caused by the consumption of legal beverages while trying to drive. Not only can drinking or eating anything lead to distracted driving but drinking something that is very hot can cause a driver to lose control of their car if they spill or burn their mouth. As a result, drivers should avoid drinking anything altogether until they are no longer behind the wheel.

Marijuana use and car crashes

Marijuana is already legal in a number of states and this drug is becoming more and more accepted, with the state of Michigan recently legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. People use marijuana for a number of reasons, whether they consume an edible for medical reasons or smoke the drug for recreational purposes. Either way, it is important for drivers to be aware of how using marijuana can interfere with their ability to safely operate a vehicle. Unfortunately, some people do not show any common sense and get in their vehicle while they are intoxicated, which is extremely concerning regardless of whether or not the substance is legal in their state.

Looking in the rearview mirror while driving

Sometimes, looking in your rearview mirror can help prevent a crash. For example, you may observe that a reckless driver is accelerating toward you at a high rate of speed and be able to avoid them, or you could use your rearview mirrors to ensure that there are no vehicles behind you before switching lanes. However, some drivers may actually increase the chances of a crash by looking in their rearview mirrors because they become distracted and take their eyes off of the road in front of them.

The consequences of a head-on crash

Motor vehicle wrecks occur in many ways. In some instances, a vehicle is struck from behind, while other crashes involve a car being hit from the side or only one vehicle (such as a driver who veers off of the road and collides with a tree). However, head-on crashes can be especially devastating, since these accidents often involve two vehicles heading in opposite directions colliding at high speeds. These accidents often prove fatal and they may leave those who survive with debilitating injuries.

Haze, poor visibility and car crashes

Motor vehicle wrecks have different causes, but weather plays a role in many of the collisions that occur. Drivers often realize that snow, ice and rain can be dangerous on the road. However, there are other ways in which weather can adversely affect road conditions, some of which are less common. For example, haze can lead to reduced visibility and increase the likelihood of a crash. In some states, haze is especially concerning at this time due to wildfires that are burning in the Western U.S.

Social media and distracted drivers

In the digital era, technology has taken communication and social interactions to new heights. Now, people are able to keep in touch like never before, regardless of geographical barriers, language barriers and other obstacles that used to limit or prevent interaction. However, this convenient technology also comes with down sides. For example, drivers may be more likely to find themselves in a collision due to social media and other distractions associated with technology.

Overexcitement and tragic car crashes

Car crashes can happen at any time for a number of reasons, but drivers should even be aware of some of the causes that are relatively uncommon. While intoxicated driving and reckless behavior such as driving at high speeds are obviously a major cause of car crashes, some accidents happen because of a driver’s emotional state. For example, someone who is overexcited may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision for multiple reasons.

Weather-related hazards on the road

From staying off the road after drinking too much alcohol to watching how fast one is driving, there are many ways that drivers can work to prevent a car accident. However, drivers should realize some of the other hazards that can lead to a crash, some of which may not seem like much of a threat at first. For example, inclement weather can be very problematic and there are many different ways in which weather can impact the road, even in the summer months.

Pedestrian accidents during the summer

The summer months can be dangerous on roadways all over the U.S. for different reasons. For example, a drunk driving accident may occur over the Fourth of July or a motorcyclist could become involved in a crash during a popular summer festival. However, there are a number of concerns with respect to pedestrian accidents during this time of year and it is essential for pedestrians and drivers of all types of vehicles to keep these risks in mind.

Emotional consequences associated with car accidents

When people consider the consequences that are associated with motor vehicle wrecks, many think about injuries such as broken bones, brain trauma or other physical problems people face following a crash. Some people lose their lives in these collisions and people are also aware of the financial consequences that may result from a traffic accident, such as expensive hospital bills and losing the ability to earn a living temporarily or permanently. However, there are other ways these crashes shatter a person’s life. For some car accident victims, the emotional toll of an accident can be overwhelming.

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