You’ve probably heard this somewhere that accidents often happen closer to home. And while this may seem strange, it is true.
Let’s consider why many car accidents occur near home and how you can prevent these accidents.
Reasons Accidents Occur Near Home
The number one reason most accidents occur near home is that drivers are often overconfident. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being a confident driver, but this doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.
Most drivers have no qualms about texting and talking on the phone while driving around the neighborhood. They may feel like they’re familiar with the neighborhood roads. Sadly, distracted driving easily leads to road accidents that are sometimes fatal.
Speeding in Neighborhood Roads
Residential areas have speed limits that most drivers ignore. These speed limits are meant to make the road safer for both drivers and pedestrians; ignoring them increases the likelihood of road accidents.
Vehicles Parked in the Wrong Places
It’s not uncommon to encounter vehicles parked on the side of the street, even narrow ones. This restricts the free movement of vehicles driving on neighborhood roads and results in accidents. Unfortunately, tracing liability for such accidents can be difficult because it’s hard to tell who was at fault.
Drunk driving is unfortunately common on neighborhood roads and is not just limited to freeways and urban roadways. Most people have no problem driving while intoxicated on neighborhood roads for convenience’s sake.
For example, a person may be having a party and run out of party supplies, so they send a friend who has been drinking to get snacks and drinks at a nearby convenience store. This generally doesn’t end well because driving while intoxicated impairs judgment and can result in very severe accidents.
It’s no secret that due to inexperience, teenage drivers often tend to drive recklessly. Unfortunately, this increases the likelihood of accidents near your home.
Kids and Pets
Adults have the responsibility of caring for their children and pets, ensuring they do not run out into the road. However, some parents neglect this duty and leave kids and pets to run into neighborhood roads. This is dangerous and can lead to fatal accidents.
Speak With a St. Louis Car Accident Attorney
Many accidents occur near home, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Take extra precautions and do your part to prevent these accidents.
If you have been injured in a car accident close to home, give us a call 24/7 to speak with an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney with a proven track record!
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