In order for you to reduce the risk of your own head-on crash, it is important to recognize the common causes of this type of crash, which include the following:
Distracted Drivers – A common sign of a driver who is looking down to text or for another reason is a swerving motion of their vehicle. In some situations, a driver may be so distracted that they do not realize they have crossed a double yellow line into the path of an oncoming car.
Drowsy Dri/.vers – Drivers who are fatigued can often lose focus and nod off at the wheel. If a driver suddenly falls asleep, chances are they may involuntarily jerk the wheel in the oncoming traffic lanes and be involved in a head-on collision.
Drunk Drivers – Drunk drivers are notorious for driving the wrong way on a street or highway. If a drunk driver is speeding along a highway in the wrong direction, it will commonly result is a devastating head-on crash. In addition, drunk drivers may be unable to stay in their own lane, which can lead to a head-on crash in the same way that distracted driving can.
Improper Passing – Passing on a two-lane road is always risky, even if it is lawful. Drivers who push the limits when passing or who pass when there is a solid yellow line put themselves and others at risk of serious head-on collisions. This is especially true on rural highways.
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