Avoiding deadly accidents in the fall season

On Behalf of | Sep 27, 2022 | Personal Injury

In Ohio, fall often seems like that time of the year when nothing much happens; however, the truth is that it’s one of the busiest times on the roads. School is back in session, holidays are just around the corner, and everyone is trying to get where they need to go before the weather gets too bad. That means that there’s a lot more traffic and a higher chance of accidents. As a driver or pedestrian, therefore, it’s important to be extra careful during this time of year.

Examples of accidents that commonly occur in fall

One of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur during the fall season is rear-end collisions. These often happen when one driver is following another too closely and doesn’t have time to stop when traffic slows down or stops. They can also happen if a driver is distracted and doesn’t see the car in front of them slowing down.

Secondly, intersection accidents are also common in the fall. This is because there are more pedestrians and cyclists on the road as people are walking or biking to school or work.

Lastly, it’s common to see parking lot accidents because there are more people out and about running errands, and cars are moving in and out of parking lots constantly.

Steps to take to avoid motor vehicle accidents

First, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get where you’re going so that you don’t have to rush. Rushing increases your chances of making a mistake while driving.

Secondly, pay attention to the road and be aware of your surroundings at all times. This means trying not to get distracted by your phone, the radio or anything else in the car. Third, obey all traffic laws and signals. This includes things like coming to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights, yield signs, and posted speed limits.

If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, try to stay calm and try to assess the situation. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. Even if you’re the one who caused the accident, don’t admit fault to anyone at the scene. Just exchange insurance information with the other driver and wait for the police to arrive. Once they’re there, they can sort out who is at fault.