A lot is happening at an intersection. Some vehicles are moving straight through, some are making right-hand turns, and others are crossing to make left-hand turns. Add to this scenario bicyclists and pedestrians, and it increases the chances of something going wrong.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost every accident that happens at an intersection is due to some form of human error. Some of the most common causes of intersection accidents are:
• Failing to look around for other vehicles
• Incorrectly assuming what one vehicle is going to do
• Turning without a clear view
• Illegal driving actions, such as making a U-turn
• Distracted driving
• Misjudging the amount of space between vehicles
• Misjudging the speed, another vehicle is traveling
A study by the National Coalition for Safer Roads recently stated that red-light accidents are some of the deadliest in the country. These accidents occur when one driver runs a red light through an intersection into another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. This often results in a T-bone collision. Arizona was one of the states identified in the study as having the most red-light accidents.
Phoenix Accident Lawyer too many car accidents in the state ironically enough happen when people have their vehicles stopped on the side of the roadway.
Often, people find themselves stuck on the side of a roadway, which is a dangerous place to be due to other cars and drivers not expecting a vehicle to be on the back of the road, even if that vehicle is stopped.
The new bill, gives added protection not to just vehicles that are stopped on the roadway, but also to vehicles that have their lights flashing. In other words, it is not just for vehicles that are broken down and stranded but also for vehicles that are being worked on where their flashes are being displayed.
This way, when people are traveling down busy roadways, it will give people added protection to work on getting their vehicle drivable without being in as much as a dangerous place.
Every year, trucking accidents injure and kill thousands of people around the world. Negligent truck drivers, careless companies, and poorly managed trucking runs can all cause accidents and fatalities. The Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyer attorneys at Knapp & Roberts serve accident victims by explaining their rights, filing lawsuits within the deadline, and fighting for full compensation for damages.
Auto accidents, the number one cause of truck accidents is human error. Despite the commercial trucking industry owing to high standards of care to others on the roadways, accidents happen. Lack of due care in hiring and training procedures, fleet maintenance, and loading cargo are company-driven mistakes that can cause accidents. At the same time, driver distraction, blind spots, and intoxication are trucker-related errors.