It goes without saying that no person wants to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, as populations continue to rise in Delaware, the odds for car accidents will increase. Roadways have become very dangerous across the state. Tragically, nearly 20 people have been killed in traffic accidents so far this year in Delaware. State officials and police forces have taken measures to make roadways safer, but despite these measures, accidents will continue to happen.
For many motorists, the interstate highways that criss-cross the United States are the most convenient and efficient roadways on which to travel. Interstate 95 in particular is one of the longest interstate highways in the country, stretching almost 2,000 miles along the east coast of the United States. A portion of I-95 also crosses the northern end of Delaware. Since this section of I-95 is always busy, car accidents are very common.
As warmer weather arrives in Delaware, there will be more people running and walking alongside crowded roadways. Walking is also a main source of transportation for many residents during the warmer months. Due to the increased foot traffic during spring and summer, car accidents involving pedestrians happen more often this time of year. Unfortunately, these types of accidents usually end in serious injury or death.
Delaware is a small, densely populated state. Roadways are always crowded and frequently congested, especially in cities such as Dover and Wilmington. Unfortunately, many roads in Delaware were designed decades ago during a time when populations and traffic volumes were lower. Many roadways were not built to handle the high traffic volumes that are the norm these days. These are just some of the many factors that have contributed to high numbers of car accidents in recent years.
Driving is one of the most dangerous activities that people partake in each day. Staying attentive and alert behind the wheel is common knowledge, yet so many Delaware drivers these days will let minor distractions take their attention off of the road. When driving, losing focus for just a split second is enough to cause deadly car accidents. Automobile related accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States.
It goes without saying that Delaware roadways are extremely dangerous these days, with accident rates increasing every year. Driving after dark can present a different set of challenges for motorists. When driving at night there are certain things drivers can do to reduce the likelihood for car accidents.
These days, almost every person has a smart phone. While this advanced technology definitely adds convenience to life, it can also be incredibly dangerous when used in the wrong setting. Distracted driving has become a significant concern across the United States. According to recent statistics, it plays a role in almost 25 percent of fatal car accidents. The Delaware State Police have stepped up efforts to address the issue of distracted driving.
The state of Delaware is home to scenic roadways that many choose to experience behind the handle bars of a motorcycle. Going for a long ride on a motorcycle can definitely be fun and exhilarating. However, those who travel by motorcycle face different and unique challenges than those who are in passenger vehicles. Motorcyclists are totally exposed to outside elements so car accidents with motorcycles often end in very serious injury or death.
Winter can be a wonderful time of year in Delaware. Fresh snow often envelopes landscapes like a subtle white blanket making for absolutely stunning scenery across the state. Winter can also be brutal. The fresh snow that makes for beautiful scenery can also make roadways treacherous for drivers. Heavy snow and ice can make roads virtually impassable, shut down entire cities and cause deadly car accidents.
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.