During lockdowns, there were fewer cars and trucks on the roads. We might think this would cause fewer collisions, but in fact the opposite is true. The National Safety Council reported a 14% jump in fatal car collisions nationwide in 2020 and a sharp increase in commercial truck crashes, too.
In Westchester and across South Florida, car collisions happen for many reasons, including driver error and road conditions. A common cause of car crashes, however, is vehicle design. Defective designs can lead to driver distraction, poor performance, and other mechanical issues which lead to a collision.
If you have been in a car collision in Westchester, it is important to consult with a car collision attorney. Some factors contributing to your traffic crash, such as mechanical defects, may not be immediately obvious. By finding all potential liable parties, your attorney can help you pursue the fairest compensation possible for your injuries.
Speed limits are posted to keep drivers safe. When creating a speed limit for an area, cities like Miami Beach consider many factors, including the state of the roads, natural dangers, road use, nearby schools and homes, traffic flow, and other factors. They choose a limit which allows for effective movement of traffic without increasing the risk of collisions.
When drivers exceed the posted speed limit, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk. Speed is a factor in many Miami Beach traffic accidents and especially in fatal and serious accidents.
Car crashes in Aventura can happen for any number of reasons, but a common cause is road rage. Road rage incidents can happen in any community, and when they do occur they can be quite dangerous.
Road rage occurs when a driver loses their temper while driving. In some cases, they may leave their vehicle to confront or even assault other drivers. In other cases, they may drive aggressively and cause a collision or may even use their vehicle as a weapon, to hit others on the road.
Halloween is a fun time for children and adults alike to dress up and enjoy some candy. Unfortunately, while trick-or-treating may be less common this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some children are still sick trick-or-treating. In addition, people may be heading out for parties and events. Many communities in South Florida are creating their own rules for having a spooky yet safe holiday.
In addition to the risk of the pandemic, Halloween does come with its risk of car collisions. To avoid them, you will want to:
A study published in 2008 in the Journal of the American Medical Association studied federal election days between 1976 and 2007 and found that car collisions are more common during the voting hours on election day. In fact, 800 more people sustain serious injury and 24 more people sustain fatal injuries during voting hours on election day when compared with any other Tuesday during the months of November and October.
There are many types of car accidents which can occur on election day in Hollywood and across South Florida:
Rear end shunt accidents in Homestead occur when a vehicle smashes into the rear end of another vehicle. These types of accidents are especially common at intersections and at red lights, where cars are coming to a stop and slowing down.
These collisions can cause a range of symptoms and injuries, including whiplash, fractures, facial injuries, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and even fatalities. In many cases, they are caused by inattention on the part of a driver who smashes in to the car in front of them. If someone does not leave enough space for the car in front of them, a rear end collision can easily happen.
Many car crashes in Hollywood are due to human error and are caused by issues such as distracted driving, fatigue, and other issues. While there are liable parties, these crashes are not caused intentionally but rather by reckless or negligent behavior.
However, in recent days with protests we have seen on-purpose crashes involving drivers who have purposely driven into a crowd in order to hurt people. Unfortunately, on purpose car accidents are not as rare as they should be. In some cases, drivers cause collisions not through negligence but through wrongful, deliberate acts.
If your workplace continues to be open with the COVID-19 pandemic, you may still be driving to work frequently right now, and that can still mean you are concerned about car crashes in Homestead or your community. Even though the rush hour may be less rushed, there are still risks. You can still be in an accident and in fact the situation right now, with its worries and distractions, can be a danger on the road.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to help reduce your risk:
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing many areas of our lives. Many of us are working from home, checking in on elderly loved ones, and concerned about the future. We’re consuming more news and may be feeling some anxiety. In addition to affecting our everyday lives, the current situation and the stress it can produce can impact our ability to drive safely in a few ways: