Crash Shuts Down Northbound Business 85 in Greensboro, North Carolina
GREENSBORO, NC- Myfox8.com writes that a crash in Greensboro in the northbound lanes of Business 85 led a partial closure of the lanes during evening rush hour earlier this week.*
Evening rush hour is often considered a dangerous time of day to drive. More accidents occur while drivers are heading home from work than while they are driving to work in the morning. Congested roads alone make accidents more likely because the more vehicles there are on the road, the higher the chance of something going wrong.
Another factor that often leads to car accidents is distracted driving. Distracted driving is more common when drivers are comfortable where they are going. Sometimes while heading back from work, people may go on autopilot and drive based on habit and routine rather than remaining alert. This is dangerous and can lead to crashes.
While it might seem smart to mix things up on a commute to avoid spacing out behind the wheel, it is also important to mention that the deadliest crashes often take place on rural roadways. While city streets are crowded and make people anxious, the open road sees thousands more fatal crashes each year than urban streets.
The most dangerous time of day when it comes to fatal accidents is the time between three and six in the evening. The next deadliest time falls between six and midnight.
The best way to keep safe during a morning commute is always to use a seatbelt and to stay alert. It is crucial that drivers use their seatbelts on short rides too. Most car crashes take place near a person’s home. Believing that a seatbelt is unnecessary just because a trip is short is a potentially fatal mistake.
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