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Thick fog, rain and other weather hazards

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, a number of factors may lead to a crash. Many wrecks are the result of a driver’s negligence, such as those which are caused by drunk driving or other examples of reckless behavior. With that said, many other factors cause crashes, such as vehicle-related problems (brake issues, etc.) and poor weather conditions. From thick fog to snow, ice and heavy rain, there are many different ways in which weather can make a motor vehicle collision more likely.

In colder climates, the roads can be very dangerous during the winter due to ice and snowfall. However, drivers should be cautious throughout the year since there are other ways weather can lead to a crash. For example, fog might prevent a driver from being able to see the road well, while heavy rain may have an impact on visibility and even cause a driver to lose control. In fact, strong wind can even increase the likelihood of a crash by blowing debris on the road.

Weather-related accidents can be especially dangerous, and many lives have been lost due to these collisions. Sometimes, it is smart for drivers to stay off the road altogether and wait until conditions improve. Moreover, even a driver who realizes how serious weather-related threats are may find themselves in a wreck. For example, they may be hit by someone else who was driving too fast during poor weather.

Follow this link to visit our traffic collision section and read more about accident consequences.

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