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Moving to an urban area and the risk of a traffic accident

There are a lot of auto accident risk factors to watch out for, from busy streets to bad weather. Sometimes, those who drive in urban areas are especially likely to encounter certain hazards on the road, especially in comparison to those who live in rural areas that are relatively quiet. For some drivers, such as those who do not have very much experience driving in a large city, this can make driving especially dangerous. If you have recently moved to an urban area from the countryside, or plan to do so soon, it is important to be aware of these concerns.

The mental toll of a pedestrian accident

When it comes to pedestrian accidents, the physical toll of these incidents often receives a lot of attention. Media coverage may discuss the injuries a victim sustains in an accident, and these hardships may be shared extensively on social media. Unfortunately, the mental toll of these accidents can be just as difficult, or even more challenging, in some instances. Victims and their loved ones should not overlook the mental and emotional side of pedestrian accidents.

Depression due to a traffic crash

Some of the consequences of traffic crashes are frequently discussed in the media and on social media, such as the loss of life, serious injuries that victims suffer and some of the financial hardships that car accident victims have to endure. While there are all very concerning aspects of motor vehicle collisions, it is important to realize that there are many other ways in which people who are involved in traffic collisions suffer. For example, they may face mental and emotional problems in the wake of a collision, and depression can be particularly concerning.

Finding the courage to take action after a car crash

Motor vehicle collisions can shatter a person's life in a number of ways, bringing physical pain and financial turmoil into the daily picture. Moreover, the emotional consequences of an auto accident can destroy someone's self-esteem and entire outlook on life. Sometimes, it may seem easy to give up, and victims may feel helpless following a wreck. However, it is imperative for people who are facing these hurdles to understand some of the different options that they may have and look into ways to acquire the resources that they may need during their recovery.

Running late and the risk of a crash

Auto accidents take place for many different reasons. Some crashes are the result of drunk driving or other violations, while some accidents happen because of weather-related hazards. Speeding is an especially concerning risk factor, as well as distracted driving, and both of these may occur when a driver is running late. For example, someone who needs to get to work immediately may pay less attention to the road, failing to yield or stop at a sign. Moreover, many people surpass the speed limit when they are in a rush.

Traffic accidents and the risk of miscarriage

There are many ways in which a motor vehicle collision may shatter someone's life, whether they break a bone or suffer from financial consequences resulting from the crash. However, auto accidents are especially concerning for those who are pregnant. Sadly, many pregnant women have passed away in traffic accidents, and some have also had a miscarriage as a result of the collision. If you recently suffered a miscarriage because of an accident, or your partner had a miscarriage that you believe was brought on by an accident, you may be dealing with unimaginable pain.

When are drowsy driving accidents most likely?

Drowsy driving is very dangerous, and this risk factor is particularly concerning for various reasons. For example, some people do not realize that they are too tired to drive safely, while others may push themselves to operate a vehicle even though they are struggling to stay awake due to sleep loss or some other factor. When a driver falls asleep on the road or fails to drive properly because of their fatigue, they may cause a serious crash which claims an innocent life or results in devastating injuries. It is important for drivers to be aware of certain times when drowsy driving wrecks are especially common and watch out for other drivers who may be suffering from fatigue.

How deadly are road construction zones for workers?

As Georgia highways and roads are updated and repaired, drivers must adjust their speed, habits and routes to accommodate workers. If drivers ignore work zones and their limits, the results can be tragic. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, there were over 27,000 crashes in work zones in 2018 and since 1973, 60 road workers have lost their lives while on the job. Drivers must be extremely aware and alert while driving through work zones and implement extra safety measures to keep the road safe.

Distracted driving still a problem despite reduced fatalities

It seems that every year, Georgia drivers find that their insurance premiums continue to rise. This is due in part to the effect of distracted and drowsy driving at the state level. In fact, this is a problem nationwide. The NHTSA noted that in 2016, there was a 5.6% increase in road fatalities from 2015.

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