Commercial drivers work long hours to carry the goods Akron residents want and need to their local retailers. While many commercial drivers are careful, conscientious individuals who take pride in their safe operating records, others may look for ways to bend the rules and get their work done faster than the law technically would allow them to do. A prior post here discussed how commercial drivers are generally subject to hours of service regulations. When drivers make mistakes or cut corners, they put the safety of other motorists in jeopardy.
Pedestrian accidents are dangerous and often result in fatalities due to the relative strength and size of the vehicles that hit the smaller, unprotected victims. There are some alarming statistics about auto-pedestrian accidents in America that have been put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Car accidents are, unfortunately, quite common in Ohio. It is fairly likely that a resident of Akron will be involved in a collision with another vehicle at some point in their lifetime. If they are not the cause of their crash, then they may be a victim of another person's negligence.
Drivers in Ohio may notice that more large commercial vehicles are on the state's interstates and highways as the evening turns into night and fewer personal vehicles are on the roads. Clear roads and fewer hazards can allow truck drivers to make better time as they drive their loads to their destinations. However, drivers who operate at night and all other times of the day should be rested and alert so that they do not cause accidents with other motorists.
Distracted driving is one of the most significant threats to the safety and well-being of Ohio drivers. This has been a growing concern for a number of years, but there is no sign that the problem is diminishing. In fact, due to more cell phone use than ever before and more vehicles coming with distracting infotainment systems, it is possible that this issue will only get worse.