Now that winter is here Virginia drivers must take the proper precautions when on the road. Bad driving conditions mean a higher risk of accident, especially when dealing with careless motorists. While you can't always prevent accidents from occurring you can greatly reduce the risk by keeping the following tips in mind.
It's incumbent upon all Virginia motorists to maintain a safe speed when sharing the road. Failure to do so greatly increases the risk of an accident occurring, especially during inclement weather. The following information illustrates how serious speeding can be, as well as what you can do to be a safer driver overall.
As a driver in Virginia, you know how important safe driving is for both yourself as well as other motorists. However, accidents can and will happen, and in many cases there are common factors that contribute to collisions between vehicles. Slate.com offers the following information on these common causes, which can help drivers steer clear of any issues.
In Manassas and many other cities all over the nation, motorists find themselves frequently sharing the road with cyclists. This has much to do with many cities adding in bike lanes, which are intended to allow cyclists to safely traverse the roads along with vehicles. Accordingly, Bicyclist.com offers these tips to ensure motorists can safely share the road with cyclists.
Vehicle accidents take a terrible toll in Virginia and the rest of the U.S., with several million crashes occurring each year. Along with more than 30,000 fatalities, nearly 2 million more people suffer injuries that range from concussions to whiplash and much worse. You should always seek a qualified doctor’s diagnosis for any pain that you may be experiencing as the result of an accident, but here are some common types of injuries that can occur during a crash.
A car crash does not have to take place at high speeds in order for injuries to occur. While high speed accidents often result in obvious physical damage, low speed accidents often cause soft tissue injuries. In these types of injuries the damage is not immediately apparent and pain may set in days or weeks later.
Drunk drivers are not the only road hazard during the holidays. As families in Virginia and throughout the U.S. make their annual treks “home for the holidays,” driver fatigue is another reason you should exercise caution on America’s highways.
When you are driving, one of the biggest frustrations can be dealing with drivers who are not paying attention to the road. One driver might be texting; another, talking on the phone; still another, using their dashboard touch-screen or navigating a destination. Distracted driving is a major problem that motorists face. In fact, on any given day, nearly 660,000 drivers will use their cell phones while driving.