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Road Hazards and Car Accidents

When getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, most people are focused on other drivers. But while being aware of the hasty actions of other drivers is a vital part of being a cautious and defensive driver, being on the lookout for certain uncontrollable road hazards is equally important.

One aspect of road hazards that makes them more difficult to respond to than other drivers is that they usually come out of nowhere. Your reaction time is greatly limited when a potential hazard, such as a piece of debris in the road, pops in front of your car. To avoid road hazards you must be aware of the road at all times. It is important to put your complete focus into the act of driving when you take a vehicle out. Having the wherewithal to notice and respond to potential hazards can only happen when the driver is completely undistracted.

Weather conditions can be potential road hazards, as well. Black ice, fresh rain, and hail can make driving much more difficult. Animals can also be dangerous road hazards. Deer jumping in front of cars can cause serious accidents. It is estimated that nearly 1.5 million collisions between vehicles and deer occur on United States highways each year. This is largely due to the deer population explosion in the United Sates which has recently grown to more than 30 million.

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