Weather, Congestion Just Some of the Dangers Faced by Ohio Drivers

January 3, 2015

A recently-circulated infographic detailing the hourly rate of automobile accidents in Los Angeles illustrates the dangerous influence of both congestion and bad weather on driving conditions.

Cross-referencing weather and crash data, the infographic, which can be found here, breaks down the rate of traffic accidents per hour in both rainy and dry conditions.  As can be seen, in every instance, rainy conditions entail more motor vehicle accidents than dry conditions.  While this infographic is based on data for Los Angeles, it is no stretch to believe that the same results would be found in Ohio.  This is to say nothing of the added dangers Cleveland drivers face from the winter snow.

Also noteworthy is the correlation between total accidents per hour and the traffic congestion on the road.  The infographic supports what most of us have observed for ourselves: the more drivers there are on the road, the more bad drivers there are on the road.

As Cleveland motor vehicle accident attorneys, we regularly discuss driving safety topics.  For ease of discussion, these topics—from seatbelt use, to child restraints, to maintenance—are often addressed individually.  The truth is, though, that drivers do not face one danger at a time.  Weather and congestion can be a dual threat, but drivers must also be wary of negligent and drunk motorists, drowsy or distracted drivers, auto defects, construction issues, and even other accidents on the road.

Just as drivers face several hazards on the road, motor vehicle accidents may involve one or more causes.  In the aftermath of a traffic crash, an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney can investigate your accident and help you obtain recovery from the negligent parties.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, contact the Cleveland, Ohio law firm of Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA for a free telephone consultation.

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