Why Do Cars Leave the Roadway?

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Donald G. Targan & Associates

Have you ever read reports in the news about cars leaving the roadway or traveling into oncoming traffic? Have you ever wondered why this occurs? You are not alone. Recently, Forbes reported that wrong way driving accidents are on the rise in our country. To figure out why, the publication turned to the AAA Foundation (AAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Both organizations stepped up to try to answer the question of why wrong way driving accidents happen. Here is some of what they found. What Causes Wrong Way Accidents? In the past, there has been very little evidence to help us determine what causes vehicles to leave the road and slam into other vehicles. However, with this type of accident increasing, experts are trying to learn more. The AAA foundations new study points to three major factors to wrong way accidents: Driving alone Older age Alcohol-impairment How…
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