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Understanding the dangers of drowsy driving

It is not rare to feel tired at any point of the day. Maybe you didn't get much sleep, and you are waking up very fatigued. Others might have a packed day, enhancing his or her exhaustion. For others, tiredness sets in when they are up late finishing up their busy schedule. No matter the reason for feeling tired, the reality is that when a person is tired, they should not be operating a motor vehicle.

Albuquerque Teen killed in hit-and-run

There are areas that are considered more dangerous than others for motorists and other travelers. For example, an interstate has a higher risk for accidents during rush hour traffic than it does in the late night hours. Additionally, certain factors could lead to a serious or fatal automobile crash. This includes, but is not limited to, distracted driving, intoxicated driving, speeding, failing to signal a turn and inclement weather. Following an accident, it is important to understand the cause, as this can help pinpoint the cause and liability of the crash.

Study finds that eyes are the key to distracted driving

We all experience a time where life gets busy. And in order to manage a full schedule, we attempt to cram as much as we can in one day, multitasking when we can. Unfortunately, multitasking has become second nature for many motorists in New Mexico, even when a hectic schedule isn't driving this conduct. Advancements in technology tend to create distractions in motor vehicles, causing a driver to take his or her eyes off of the road.

Rate of pedestrian deaths in New Mexico

In New Mexico and elsewhere, getting around by foot is not uncommon. Residents will walk in the cities, on sidewalks, in residential areas and other areas throughout the state. While this is a great form of exercise, it is also an activity that poses many risks. Pedestrians are likely to share the road with motorists, and if a driver is not attentive or cautious, this could result in a pedestrian accident.

New Mexico teens in top 10 for auto accident risk

In New Mexico and across the nation, it is a natural concern that teen drivers will put other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians at risk. This is understandable. Simply being new will cause potential hazards. When adding risky behaviors into the mix, the danger is made exponentially worse. Studies are frequently conducted to assess why teens might cause an auto accident. A recent research project from WalletHub listed the best and worst states for teen drivers and New Mexico came in among the 10 worst. After a crash, this can be a key factor when seeking compensation.

Are teen drivers more likely to be involved in a car crash?

While many New Mexico teens welcome the summer months as time to relax and take time off from studying, police officers consider this time important for another reason. The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the 100 deadliest days for traffic crashes. This time is especially dangerous for teen drivers.

Discovery can be helpful to gather information after crash

After a car accident takes place, victims often decide to hold the negligent driver who caused the car crash accountable for their behavior. One way they do this is by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver. This can often result in an accident investigation and collection of evidence in the form of depositions and interrogatories.

When mundane activities cause injury, get compensated

If people across the country have one thing in common, it is that most of them get behind the wheel of a car at least once a day. Whether the motorist is driving to work, dropping the kids off at school or picking up groceries from the corner market, driving is a behavior millions engage in daily. Therefore, it may come as a surprise to most that it is also one of the most dangerous activities people willingly engage in. Thousands of people are injured or die in fatal car accidents every day.

Suspected drunk driver kills one, injures another in crash

It is not possible to quantify the loss that family members experience when they lose someone in an accident. It can be frustrating, trying to understand what prompted another driver to act irrationally and put the lives of everyone else at risk. While there can never be a satisfying answer to that question, it might be possible to hold a negligent driver accountable for their behavior through a civil lawsuit.

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