Car accidents can happen anywhere. However, they take place in more specific spots, during certain times of day and even months of the year. For example, more accidents are reported in Missouri during December than any other month of the year. Knowing what you can do to reduce your accident risk is important for you as a driver, especially during the holidays.
Here are five frequently asked questions about car accidents:
Where do most accidents happen?
Most car accidents usually happen within 25 miles from home. Driving in familiar places may cause a relaxation effect that could diminish active driving skills. Therefore, it is important to be vigilant wherever you drive and stay alert. Wearing a seatbelt, even if you are going for a quick drive around the block, is imperative as well.
What times of day are drivers more at risk?
Whenever there are more vehicles on the road, there is an increased risk of an accident. Between late afternoon and nighttime when commuters head home are the most dangerous times. In 2013, 16 percent of vehicular fatalities occurred between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
What states have the most vehicle fatalities?
According to the Department of Transportation, Mississippi, Virginia, North Dakota and Montana have high vehicle fatalities. In 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration named Texas as the state with the most amount of fatal car accidents. California and Florida were second and third respectively.
Are city highways more dangerous than country roads?
No, the opposite is true. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more fatal accidents occurred on rural roads than on city streets.
Where is the most dangerous Missouri intersection?
The intersection of North Grand Boulevard and Montgomery Street in St. Louis is one of 11 runner ups for the most dangerous intersection, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.
If you were in a car accident and sustained serious injuries, contact the skilled attorneys at the law offices of Peterson & Associates, P.C.™P.C. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages and your pain and suffering.