Drivers put themselves and others in danger when they don’t slow down or obey signs in work zones. In 2018, there were 35 crashes in construction and maintenance zones in Mississippi. Those accidents resulted in ten fatalities of drivers and passengers. Additionally, 13 highway workers were injured. In order to stay safe and prevent accidents, let’s take a look at what Mississippi drivers need to know about highway work zones.
Drunk drivers are dangerous behind the wheel, we all know that. In fact, in 2016, MDOT reported that 18 percent of all traffic deaths were caused by impaired drivers. But what you might not know is that drunk drivers can also be dangerous after the collision when they get out of the car. If a drunk driver gets angry, they can become unpredictable and blame you for the accident even though they’re the one at fault.
Your first step after any car accident should always be to call 911 if you are able to access a phone. The sooner police and medical personnel get there, the better your situation will be. After a crash with a drunk driver, it’s important that the drunk driver is also seen by medical professionals because they’ll need to test their blood alcohol content (BAC) so that their level of intoxication is on record.
After calling for first responders, though, what do you do next? How do you handle a drunk driver after they collided with you? Keep reading to learn how to effectively deal with a drunk driver while you’re still at the scene of a car accident.
Whether you’re visiting Mississippi or just passing through, driving through a state for the first time may be a bit nerve-wracking. While you may be a bit unfamiliar with the roads, you can take some steps to make yourself more comfortable behind the wheel so you can relax and focus on driving safely. When drivers keep safety and caution on their minds, they’re reducing their chances of causing an accident.
Knowing a bit about the laws, the kind of roads you’ll be driving on, and looking ahead to where you’re going will make you more aware of what you’ll experience when you’re driving. Let’s take a look at these tips so you can prepare for driving through Mississippi.
After a car accident, you call your insurance company so an adjuster can come evaluate your vehicle for your claim. You think they’ll inspect your damages honestly, but instead they report that there is less damage to your car than is visible. When you make an auto insurance claim, you expect the insurance company to operate within your contract. So what happens when they don’t? That’s called bad faith.
Traffic laws exist to maintain order on the road and prevent accidents. Breaking any one of those laws results in consequences. When a driver violates a traffic law, they’re often issued a moving or non-moving citation.
A moving violation happens when a traffic law is violated when a car is moving. Non-moving violations also tend to happen when a car is moving, which can confuse some drivers. The difference is the way the violations are treated by the court and the Department of Licensing (DOL). In general, non-moving violations are not reported to the DOL. The violation, however, determines the type of citation the driver is issued. The more severe the broken law, the higher the fine or penalty.
While drivers all over Mississippi break a variety of traffic laws every day, there are some that are more common than others. Let’s take a look at the top five.
Many people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Whenever something takes a driver’s attention away from the road, they can get in an accident. Drivers may know of some common distractions, like cell phones and eating, and can take certain precautions to avoid them. While keeping a phone out of arm’s reach as well as keeping any food out of the driver’s lap or passenger seat are great methods to prevent these distractions from getting their attention away from the road, there are other forms of distractions that the driver may have not prepared for. Let’s take a look at some of these surprising distractors a driver can encounter.
Driving is a necessity when you need to get from point A to point B. But you can’t just get in a car and drive. Like many states, you need auto insurance before driving in Mississippi. If you plan on cruising around Biloxi, you need to know the basics of the state’s automobile insurance laws so that you’re protected legally and have peace of mind if an accident occurs.
Medical professionals group pain into two categories. Acute pain, which is what you’re likely to experience immediately following a car accident, is a sharp or sudden pain that decreases over time. Chronic pain, however, lasts for an indefinite amount of time and doesn’t improve on its own.
If you’re experiencing chronic pain after an accident, you’re not alone. Many car accident victims find themselves in similar situations. Part of dealing with chronic pain is understanding why is happens and how it can affect you.
Whether you’re headed to your vacation destination in Mississippi or you’re just passing through the state, it’s important to know the rules of the road. Traffic laws and vehicle requirements are established at the state level. This means that as you cross state lines, the laws can change. If you’re planning on driving in or through Mississippi, here are five facts out-of-state drivers should know.
Driving requires constant attention. When we get older, sometimes we can’t focus like we used to. While driving allows senior citizens independence, it’s not always safe. There are signs that your loved one’s health could be declining that directly affect their driving abilities. Even if they don’t realize they’re dangerous behind the wheel, they could get into a car accident and injure themselves and others.
According to Consumer Reports, about 14 million Americans a year are in car accidents caused by senior citizens. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nearly 300,000 people over 65 years of age were injured or killed in a car crash in 2016. Those high numbers prove the need for caution when it comes to senior citizens driving.
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