Posted On January 25, 2017 In Local Car Accidents
Statistics collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show 20 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in 2008 occurred at intersections. These roadways see a lot of traffic and may have other issues that cause accidents. For example, intersections may lack signals, or have blind spots that make it difficult for motorists to see oncoming traffic. U.S. Highway 69 and FM 326 in Angelina County is notorious for having a blind spot caused by a hill. The following intersection safety tips are examples of how you can take certain actions to reduce the chances of an accident.
One of the best ways to avoid an accident is to carefully inspect the intersection before crossing or making a turn. When it comes to intersections, expect the unexpected.
You can do everything right at an intersection and still be hit by another driver. Unfortunately, not everyone puts safety first when driving. People may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, run red lights or hit you while texting. There are many possible scenarios where negligent or reckless drivers can endanger your safety.
Depending on the circumstances, drivers may be held liable for causing accidents at intersections. Other motorists and cameras may witness or record accidents, which can become useful evidence during a personal injury lawsuit.
The Texas car accident lawyers at Mike Love & Associates, LLC can help accident survivors and their families explore options for holding negligent drivers accountable.