Did you know that there are more dangerous times to drive than others? Most of the time, we don’t really think about this. We need to get somewhere and we pick a time that works best for us and our schedule. Taking into account when it is more dangerous to be out driving, however, can be a great way to avoid trouble on the road and keep yourself safe. Let’s take a look at some of the most dangerous times to be on the road.
The Most Dangerous Times to Be on the Road
Time of day can be a significant factor in increasing the risks of the road. Did you know, for instance, that our bodies experience natural drowsy times throughout the day? This is regardless of sleep and health. Your body tends to experience natural times of drowsiness between 12 am and 6 am and again between 2 pm and 4 pm. If you can avoid being on the road between these hours, you may avoid the roads being filled with fatigued drivers, yourself included. Fatigued drivers often have slowed reaction times and impaired judgment.
Times of the week also ebb and flow with more dangerous times to drive. Did you know that the weekend proves to have more fatal accidents occurring, but the days leading up to the weekend tend to have more accidents with non-fatal injuries? When you think about it, the increase in accidents leading up to the weekend and on the weekend makes sense. There are likely to be more people off of work traveling to other places for a long weekend vacation. The increase in travelers and the increase in the number of people driving in unfamiliar areas can make for more dangerous driving conditions.
Times of the year can also impact the level of danger on the roadways. Winter, for example, is a notoriously dangerous time to be on the road, particularly in cold climate areas. This is due, in large part, to the snowy and icy conditions that dominate the season. Snow and ice make for slick roads and low visibility. The summertime, however, is also a peak season for motor vehicle accidents. The weather may be better, but summer rains can be difficult to navigate. Furthermore, there are more people on the roads as school is out and more people are getting out to enjoy the great weather. There is also an increase in the amount of roadway construction, which can make things more difficult to navigate safely. There are also more bikes and pedestrians out and about.
Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys
The truth is that it can be dangerous to drive at any time of the day, week, or year. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another, you can count on the team at Cooper, Schall & Levy to tirelessly represent you and pursue your right to be fully compensated for your injuries. Contact us today.