If driving after dark has always made you a little more nervous than driving in the daylight, you have good instincts. According to the National Safety Council, fatal collisions are three times more likely to occur at night.
Motor vehicle collisions cost this country billions in medical bills and lost income annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for example, traffic fatalities cost the United States $44 billion in such damages in 2013.
Head-on collisions are one of the most devastating kinds of wrecks, and when they do not result in fatalities, they typically cause debilitating injuries. According to Science Daily, motorists can lessen the impact of head-on collisions by driving heavier vehicles; however, at the end of the day, the risk of serious injuries remains regardless of what kind of car or truck you may be driving.
In a perfect world, every driver would abide by all local traffic laws, and external factors like weather, road conditions, and mechanical failures would never impede motor vehicles. Unfortunately, the world is far from perfect, and even the most experienced motorists can find themselves in a devastating collision.
People often use the holiday season to spend time with family and catch up with old friends. Sadly, some also use it as an excuse to binge drink.
Pedestrian accidents are often devastating because the human body did not evolve to withstand the impact of a motor vehicle. Sadly, even if you remain on the sidewalk and always use crosswalks, it only takes one drunk, distracted, or reckless driver to cause a tragic collision.