While it will always be safer to drive during the day, there are times when nighttime driving is simply unavoidable. This could be because your work hours push your evening commute until late in the night, or perhaps because you do not have much time left to complete the last leg of a road trip.
Regardless of why you are traveling at night, you should be prepared to do so as safely as possible. Following the tips below tips will help you limit your risk of being involved in a nighttime car accident.
Speed is a critical factor in motor vehicle collisions. There are two primary ways speed impacts car accidents. Firstly, speed increases the number of vehicle crashes. Secondly, speed makes crashes more severe.
Those who live in our area of Mississippi know that speeding is a major problem. Speeding is one of the top causes of car accidents in both Ocean Springs, MS and the nation as a whole. And when speed is a factor in a car accident, victims are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
There are two different types of accidents most of us think about when we hear the terminology “driveway accident.”
For some, a backover incident in which a motorist runs over another individual may come to mind. For others, an incident in which a motorist who was driving in reverse and backs into an active lane of traffic and collides with another driver’s vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian may come to mind. A motorist may also pull out headfirst into an active traffic lane and do the same.
If you’ve ever been in a rush to get to work, school, or an important meeting, you know how tempting it can be to drive close to the car in front of you. Tailgating rarely provides the desired outcome, though.
Not sure what tailgating is? Whether you’re a new driver or already have decades of experience behind the wheel, you’ve probably experienced it even if you don’t know the name. Tailgating is when a driver drives much too close to the car in front of them. You might be most likely to encounter a tailgating driver during rush hour, which tends to peak between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. in Gulfport, although it can happen at any time of day.
Children are, by nature, curious about the world around them. If something looks inviting, interesting, or fun in any capacity, children are likely to gravitate towards it. While engaging in these activities is an excellent way to learn, it can also be dangerous.
Not every place or attraction that looks interesting is actually safe for a child. When something dangerous is also exceptionally appealing to a child, it is often considered an attractive nuisance.
While some consider whiplash a relatively minor, “shake it off” type of injury, it’s not. While many individuals who receive such a diagnosis suffer temporary minor discomfort or functional impairments, a whiplash’s impact can be far more serious and lingering for some.
Compared with driving, riding a bike is a much more economical and environmentally-friendly choice. Whether you prefer pedaling through forests, near open fields, or through the salty ocean air, Mississippi has a little something for almost every bicyclist.
After a motor vehicle crash, most people have more than a few questions. Many of those questions revolve around the legal steps to take following a car accident. Do I need an attorney if the crash wasn’t my fault? Should I hire a lawyer after a collision, even a minor one? When do I need a car accident lawyer?
Many of us have done it at some point in our lives as drivers. You pull up to a quiet intersection, ease on the brakes, take a look in both directions to find no other vehicles in sight, and slowly roll past the stop sign without coming to a full and complete stop. The action known as a “rolling stop” is just that—a roll through a stop sign without your vehicle’s tires ever coming to a complete standstill.
But why is a rolling stop bad? If you’ve had any driver training, you’ve probably heard the words “full” and “complete” associated with the kind of stops required by the red, octagonal signs so common to our city’s intersections. A rolling stop may seem harmless. And in many cases, no real harm will be brought about by a driver’s decision to perform a rolling stop through an empty intersection. But a rolling stop is a risk, and the consequences can be deadly. There are good reasons why a full—not a rolling—stop at a stop sign is required by law.
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