Want to avoid ever having an auto accident? If so, there are a few occasions when it is a lot more likely to happen. Today. We’re going to take a quick look at when the roads are at their most dangerous – and when it’s unsafe to drive. Read on to find out more, and avoid getting into the car crash statistics.
When you’re young
Young drivers tend to take more risks, and, therefore, will end up having more accidents. Without the right experience on the roads, they forget about the impact they can have. Some seem like they don’t realize they are driving a couple of tons of metal at incredibly high speeds. Also, driving to get a license and driving for real are two entirely different things. Once you are out on your own, the freedom of the roads can compel you to do stupid things. So, if you have just passed your test, please be careful. You can drive – but only just. It takes years of experience to say you can drive well.
When you’re distracted
Ask any car accident lawyer and they will tell you the cause of many of their cases lies with distractions. It could be loud music, or a phone going off. It could, sadly, even be having a bunch of screaming children in the back of the car. If you want to stay safe, avoid using your cellphone, and keep that music turned down. And, if your kids are causing mayhem, pull over at the next safest opportunity and wait for them to calm down.
When it’s night time
Over half of all auto accidents occur at night. It’s down to the darkness, in part. But, it’s also the time of day when you are most likely to encounter drunk and drug drivers, speeders, and people that are just plain tired. We’re not saying you should stop driving at night, of course. But, you should consider your stopping distances a lot more closely than you do in the day.
When it’s Saturday
You are statistically more likely to die in a car crash on a Saturday than any other day of the week. Again, it’s down to drinkers, drug takers, and the simple fact there are more vehicles on the road.
When it’s July 4th
Independence Day is also the most dangerous day of the year to drive. It’s no surprise, in all honesty. With so many people partying and out late, it’s obvious there will be trouble on the roads. If you ever needed an excuse to stay home on July 4th, this is about as good as it can get.
When it’s August
According to the statistics, August is the most dangerous month of the year – more fatalities occur here than any other month. No one knows why for sure, but there could be something to do with the fact more roadworks go up during the summer months. And, of course, when it’s warmer, there tends to be a lot more people traveling on the roads.