Twice as many car accidents occur in rural areas compared to urban counterparts according to data collected from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many of the roads in and around Idaho Falls and Pocatello have little traffic and little distractions compared to city areas such as Boise, giving a false sense of security.
Rural roads have potential hazards such as:
• Unmarked fields and farm driveways
• Livestock crossing areas and farm vehicles
• Rough road conditions
• Highway hypnosis
Driving down the same straight narrow road for miles and miles is known as highway hypnosis. Think of when you read an article on your phone and you reach the end only to discover you have no idea what you just read. The same is true for a driver behind the wheel who has been driving for hours on the same straight road. The slow brain activity and lack of connection can reduce response time leading to an accident. Be as alert as possible by listening to music or rolling down the car window if you catch yourself experiencing highway hypnosis. Also be aware of things merging traffic, tractors, farm trucks or animals that can suddenly get in front of your car.
Other common car accidents on rural roads include:
• Failing to control speed
• Being under the influence
• Animals on the road
City driving requires you to be on the look out for cyclists, traffic signs, and other drivers where rural driving requires you to look out for animals, rough roads, and staying alert.
If you have suffered a personal injury on a rural road in Idaho, please feel free to call us for a free consultation at 208-552-0467. An attorney at Brent Gordon Law can help you obtain a much larger settlement than you can get on your own – as much as five times more according to one study. We will work with doctors and hospitals to ensure you are getting appropriate care and that your bills aren’t sent to collections. We will also make sure you recover for time missed for work. Our attorneys have years of experience helping injury clients obtain fair recoveries from insurance companies who refuse to play fair.
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