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How can I avoid risky driving behaviors?

North Carolina drivers must take every precaution when on the road. Unfortunately, some motorists fail to keep the safety of others in mind, which can lead to devastating car accidents. Along with doing your part to drive safely, it also helps to understand which behaviors hold the most risk. Nationwide explains some of the most dangerous driving behaviors and how they can be avoided. 

Just how distracting is eating while driving?

Oftentimes the circumstances of a car accident in Wilmington will leave you questioning how it could have ever happened. When blatant recklessness appears to have been a play in an accident, you might question whether impairment or distractions were involved. Alcohol and cell phone use are typically the culprits first looked in such situations, yet there is another potential form of driving distraction that is often even more prevalent yet not nearly as appreciated: eating while driving. 

Does ADHD treatment decrease the chances of a crash?

From drinking while driving to surpassing the speed limit and taking to the road during periods of heavy snowfall, there are a number of risks that drivers have to watch out for which can lead to a fatal collision. Moreover, some drivers, such as teenagers who have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) may be especially likely to exhibit risky behavior on the roadway and cause a motor vehicle collision. If you have a teen with ADHD, it is important to make sure that they are treated and that both of you understand the risks they face while driving.

Using your emergency brake to avoid a crash

Many people use their emergency brake when they are parked on a hill, but it is important to be aware of another important function of these brakes: avoiding an accident when brake failure occurs. When someone is driving along and discovers that their brakes are not working and they are unable to come to a stop, this can be incredibly terrifying. Some people panic, which can be very dangerous, while others are able to handle the situation appropriately and protect those in their vehicle and surrounding vehicles. Unfortunately, brake failure and the improper use of brakes has contributed to many collisions.

Job-related traffic crashes and brain trauma

In the workplace, an employee may be hurt in a number of ways. From tripping over an extension cord to being exposed to toxic chemicals, workers may face a myriad of risk factors. Furthermore, many people need to drive as part of their job duties, and they may face a high risk of being involved in a traffic crash. Unfortunately, these accidents can lead to injuries that disrupt their lives in countless ways and also create challenges throughout the company. For example, a business may struggle to adjust to the temporary or permanent loss of a hard-working staff member due to his or her injury. Furthermore, some injuries are not immediately detectable, such as brain trauma.

Reasons why people drive on the wrong side of the road

There are many different behaviors that can be incredibly dangerous on the road, such as people who drink and drive and those who use their smartphone while they are supposed to be paying attention to driving. However, some drivers blatantly disregard traffic safety laws or drive recklessly in ways that are unbelievable, such as those who drive on the wrong side of the road. When a driver sees another vehicle heading toward them when they are supposed to be in another lane, it can be extremely terrifying.

Car crashes which involve trains

There are various reasons why a train crash involving a vehicle (or multiple vehicles) may take place. For example, a driver may come to a stop in the path of a train because they are suicidal or because they are careless. Moreover, a driver may not see a train coming or realize that they were supposed to come to a stop. Sometimes, accidents can be caused by an oncoming train even when the train does not make any contact with a vehicle. Sadly, careless drivers have caused a lot of accidents including some which involve trains.

How many people are hurt in ambulance accidents?

From large trucks to scooters, motorcycles and small cars, there are many different vehicle types involved in crashes. Some people may not think about the likelihood of an ambulance accident occurring, but there are actually a handful of reasons why these collisions are especially likely to take place. For example, an ambulance driver may be in a rush to get someone who needs medical care to the hospital quickly. Moreover, an ambulance accident may involve high speeds and the consequences could be devastating.

Avoiding a traffic collision at an intersection

Drivers need to watch out for accident risks at all times, but there are certain parts of the road that have an especially high risk of an accident. Intersections, for example, can be dangerous for a variety of reasons. Drivers may fail to come to a stop because they are in a rush or for some other reason. Sadly, this can lead to the loss of innocent lives and devastating injuries.

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