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Auto Accidents on Highways

Highways play an important role in commerce and travel, particularly getting around the city and into locations upstate. Even though highways play such a crucial role in daily life, they contribute to a large number of auto accidents every year.

Factors Contributing to Highway Accidents and Ways to Prevent Them

Higher Speeds

Vehicles travel at a much higher speed on highways. Greater speed means increased danger of collision with approaching vehicles. Additionally, the force generated from the impact of vehicles that are travelling fast can be tremendous, resulting in serious injuries and even death.

It is very important to always travel at the proper speed limit and to slow down whenever necessary in order to avoid accidents.

Multiple Vehicles

Highways have multiple lanes and often times there are multiple vehicles driving across these multiple lanes. The chances of multi-vehicle collision is greater when there are multiple vehicles on the road. Such accidents can result into multiple injuries and even death.

To avoid such accidents, one should make sure to provide enough space between lanes and between the cars in front and behind them. It is always good to use turn signals and check blind spots in order to avoid major accidents.

Reckless Behavior

There are a number of drivers who engage in reckless behavior on highways. Apart from speeding, they also engage in aggressive driving, tailgating, weaving/constant lane shifts, and much more. These dangerous behaviors can result in very serious and dangerous accidents.

Avoid these irresponsible drivers while driving on highways. Do not allow their behaviors to lead you towards reckless decisions behind the wheel.

Distracted Driving

Texting while driving with regard to driver distraction is very dangerous on highways. Taking your eyes off the road to text or receive calls on your mobile device, even for a few seconds, means that you are in essence driving blind for tens of dozens of yards.

Pay full attention on the road while you are behind the wheels. Do not use your mobile device while driving and be sure to avoid any sort of distractions.

Call our Auto Accident Attorney, Rockland County at 845-709-8005 and 800-940-1799

If you have suffered serious injuries in an auto accident caused by someone elses negligence, call our auto accident attorney in Rockland County today. You can call us at 845-709-8005/ 800-940-1799 or email us at jeff@rocklandinjurylaw.com / reuven@rocklandinjurylaw.com. Rockland Injury Lawyers is experienced with auto accident cases, and knows how to help clients get the maximum compensation.

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