When are the most dangerous times to drive?

On Behalf of The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C.

May 19, 2020

Many people in the United States drive on a daily basis. While the mode of transport is considered relatively safe due to the extensive safety regulations in place, collisions are, unfortunately, common, and people lose their lives due to being involved in car accidents every year.

If you are a driver, you should learn more about what you can do to minimize the chances of being involved in an accident. You might be surprised to learn that the time of day that you get behind the wheel can influence your chances of being involved in a collision.

It’s important to also note that if someone else was at fault for causing the collision, you may be able to take legal action against them in order to gain back the damages you deserve. The following are the times of day that you should try to avoid if you want to minimize your chances of being involved in a car accident.

During school drop-off times

The hour before and after school are two of the busiest times of day on the roads. Not only are the roads likely to be densely populated, but drivers are also more likely to be stressed, in a rush and distracted by their children in the back of the car.

When the weather is bad

Extreme weather conditions such as torrential rain, snow or ice can make the road conditions hazardous. This can mean that it can take longer for a car to come to a complete stop, and may reduce visibility on the roads.

When the sun is low

Early in the morning and in the evening, the sun is at a low position in the sky. This can cause temporary blindness or could prevent the driver from being able to see hazards on the road.

When it’s dark

At night, a driver must pay extra attention to the road. They should use headlights when necessary and make sure that they keep their distance from the car in front.

If you believe that another driver may have been at fault for causing an accident that you were involved in, you should consider what they did to cause the accident and take swift action to look into your legal options.