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Car accidents can happen despite safe driving habits

With so many vehicles sharing Delaware roadways these days, it's not a matter of if an accident will happen, but when. Statistically speaking, it is an almost certainty that most drivers will be involved in an accident at some point in their lives. Even if drivers are cautious behind wheel and practice safe driving habits, accidents may still happen. Tragically, car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States.

New guardrail on Delaware Route 1 may help prevent car accidents

Roadways in Delaware are becoming overcrowded and very hazardous. Many roadways across the state were built decades ago and were not designed to handle the high traffic volumes that have become the norm these days. In recent years, officials and police departments have taken many steps in an attempt to reduce car accidents and make busy highways safer for all motorists. For example, a cable guardrail is being installed along a portion of Delaware Route 1 where a tragic accident claimed the lives of five family members.

Car accidents involving pedestrians are increasing

Pedestrian safety has become a major concern in Delaware as roadways are becoming increasingly crowded. Pedestrians are basically everywhere these days and nearly every person is a pedestrian at some point during the day. For those who live in Delaware cities, walking is often the main source of transportation. These could be a few reasons why car accidents involving pedestrians are on the rise.

Car accidents: I-95 crash ends in loss of life

Although Delaware is small, the state boasts a convenient and easily accessible network of major highways. The vast majority of the time these highways see very high volumes of traffic. Interstate 95 in northern Delaware is one of the most heavily utilized roadways in the eastern United States. Traveling at high speeds on overcrowded roadways is a recipe for car accidents.

Over-crowded Delaware roads are leading to more car accidents

It goes without saying that no one wants to be involved in a crash. However, statistics say that most drivers will be involved in an accident at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, car accidents are increasing every year in Delaware since roadways across the state are over-crowded and constantly congested. These days, just going for a short drive can potentially result in a serious crash.

Car accidents with tractor-trailers are often fatal

As the United States economy continues to grow, there is a greater need to transport goods, materials and merchandise. The most common and efficient way to transport these things are commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers. In Delaware and across the country, smaller passenger vehicles are forced to share crowded interstates and highways with these large commercial vehicles. Tragically, car accidents with massive tractor-trailers are often fatal.

Car accidents: Driver faces charges after crash with motorcycle

Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation in Delaware. They are smaller, take up less space and are more fuel efficient than passenger vehicles. However, due to their small size, motorcycles can be difficult for other motorists to spot, especially during low light conditions. Visibility issues are primary contributing factors in car accidents involving motorcycles. Tragically, these type of accidents often end in serious injury or death.

Distracted driving causing more car accidents than ever before

Being involved in a crash is an event that no person wants to face. Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. In Delaware especially, roads are more crowded than ever, so drivers who navigate these crowded roads need to stay focused at all times behind the wheel. However, statistics are showing that Delaware drivers these days are paying less attention to the road and more attention to cell phones and other gadgets.

Car accidents: Crash results in multiple injuries

Accidents often happen when least expected. When drivers get behind the wheel, the last thing they expect is to be involved in a serious accident. However, statistics say that almost every driver will be involved in an accident at some point in his or her life. Car accidents have become almost inevitable on crowded Delaware roads. A recent three-vehicle crash near Dagsboro resulted in multiple injuries.

Car accidents happening more and more on crowded Delaware roads

When compared to the rest of the country, Delaware is a relatively small state. Although small in size, the state is densely populated. Roadways here experience extremely high traffic volumes resulting in constant congestion. Safely operating a motor vehicle on these crowded roads takes constant focus and attention. Unfortunately, not all drivers these days are cautious behind the wheel, which often leads to car accidents.

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