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Which Time of the Day Do Accidents Usually Happen?

Which Time of the Day Do Accidents Usually Happen?

It’s really amazing, but accidents are inevitable parts of life. While it cannot be stopped totally, it cannot be reduced. There are many road safety practices, campaigns, educations and tools that are used every year to help reduce road accidents. Many governments and countries have also made it mandatory for all drivers to install speed governors in their cars.

Apart from the mechanics of knowing what to do to prevent and avoid road accidents, another critical fact that drivers must know is the fact that road accidents have been observed to happen at particular period of times. While cars are always on the day, road accidents usually happen at specific times of the day. That means drivers must be very cautious when driving at those times.

According to a data published by the National Highway Safety Administration, about the time of the day when fatal accidents usually occur, it was observed that most road accidents occur between 3-9 pm of the day. This is the peak moments when most road accidents occur. Apart from this, other times more open  for road accidents is from 12:01 to 6 am.

In the case of 3-9 pm, it was noted that road accidents occur when many people have gone to work and then are returning back home—the rush hour. At these times, children are rushing back home from school and parents are also rushing back home from work. The rush hour creates a friction in the system which leads to over speeding, careless overtaking and many other factors that leads to road accidents. This is the reason why you have to install speed governors to deal with the problem of over speeding.

During 12.00 to 6 am, it was noted that many people get tired, or get heavily drunk with alcohol from clubs, bars and many others. They get unto the sit and drive themselves into road accidents. In the reports, 53% (1,020 out of 1,941) of all fatal accidents between 9 pm and midnight were alcohol related in the year, 2010. Things get even more treacherous after midnight. From 12:01 to 6 am, alcohol was a factor in a full 71% (1,466 out of 2,069) lethal crashes.

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Top 20 Causes of Fatal Road Accidents

Top 20 Causes of Fatal Road Accidents

Day in day out road accidents happen. And we’re all responsible in one way or the other to prevent these road accidents from occurring. We all have our role to play. All road users—pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, automobile drivers and so forth—we all have our role to play. When we play our role well, we have a good chance to reduce the menace of road accidents.

The State as a nation has a role to play to curb the rate at which road accidents take place. In many countries, September to December happens to the months of the year that experiences enormous amount of road accidents. Many people are involved in fatal road accidents that causes disastrous effect to their lives. This is the reason why many countries has asked drivers to have speed governors installed in their car.

When speed governors are installed in cars, it can help deal with the issue of over speeding. But apart from over speeding, there are several other factors. These factors accounts for the numerous road carnage that we see on the road every now and then. The following are the top 20 causes of fatal road accidents.

  1. Driver error reaction
  2. Loss of control
  3. Poor turning or maneuver
  4. Disobeying give way or stop sign
  5. Aggressive driving
  6. Driver inexperience
  7. Tailgating
  8. Moving too fast on the road
  9. Defective eyesight
  10. Bad road conditions
  11. Using the phone while driving
  12. Driving under influence
  13. Careless, reckless driving
  14. Vehicle defects
  15. Parking at the wrong places
  16. Skipping road speed limit signs
  17. Driving an overweight car
  18. Failure to install speed governors
  19. Reckless overtaking on the road
  20. Distracted driving

Among all these 30 causes, which one are you a culprit of?

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The Real Cost of Road Accidents

The Real Cost of Road Accidents

The invention of the automobile is one of the greatest technological advancement in humanity. However, many people have lost their lives, got injured and broken down as a result of it.

A report by the World Bank Group noted that 1.3 million people die each year from road accidents while a staggering 78 million get injured as a of road accidents.

But what is the real cost of road accidents? What is the real effect and impact of road accidents on humanity? How is road accidents affecting and controlling our lives?

The degree and intensity of a road accident is actually rated from the following:

  • The severity of the crashes
  • The damages sustained
  • The number of people involved in the accidents
  • The location or central point of the road accidents
  • The value of the vehicle involved in the road accidents
  • The damages sustained in the road accidents.

The real cost of road accidents cannot be clearly estimated. But road accidents have a ripple effect which affects individuals involved in the road accidents, their career, their family, their finance, their work, countries and the world at large.

According to the Word Bank Group, 5% of the world’s GDP is lost through road accidents annually. Breaking it down further, the following entails the real cost of road accidents to the individuals, families, companies, countries and the world at large.

  • Medical Costs
  • Loss of Productivity
  • Loss of Corporate Turn Over
  • Loss of Lives
  • Loss of Talents/Potentials
  • Loss of Requisite Expertise
  • Car Repair Costs
  • Total Vehicle Breakdown Costs
  • Economic Hardships
  • Reduction in GDP
  • Increase in Inflation rate
  • Loss of Valuable Working Time

Looking at real cost of road accidents, it is very important to take road safety issues very seriously. The real cost of road accidents far exceeds just injuries and death.

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How Bad Roads Cause Road Accidents

How Bad Roads Cause Road Accidents

As it is said, 90% of road accidents are preventable. The basic is road networks. At its minimum, the government of many African countries can repair and construct first class roads. This would ultimately reduce the rate of road accidents by 50%.

An 18-year research study by the Pacific Institute of Research & Evaluation gleaned by examining road Safety information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Communication and other government agencies indicated that 42,000 road accidents in the US stem from bad roads. This is estimated to be half of the road accidents cause.

How much more developing countries with very bad road networks? Bad roads cause accidents in many developing countries as well!

This means that to drastically control and reduce road accidents, emphasis must also be placed on developing good roads. The alarming rate of road accidents in Kenya for example step from bad roads networks.

The following are examples of bad roads:

  • Cracks on roads
  • Potholes
  • Lack of rumble strips/freeways
  • Faded path paintings on the road
  • Poor traffic networks on roads
  • Slippery roads
  • Potholes covered by heavy rains
  • Muddy roads

The above bad roads cause road accidents.

The most basic way bad road networks cause road accidents is simply by the misjudgment of the driver. Bad roads cause accidents by causing drivers to make wrong judgments which leads them into quickly veering into road accidents. For example in an attempt to jump off a pothole with water, a driver may run into another car leading to road accidents.

Roads with very poor traffic regulations also endanger the livelihood of people. This is why it is expedient for road commissions to constantly examine the state of the road and put forth developments structures in place to keep the road good and life sustainable.

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