Why are there frequent highway accidents?

The more cars there are on the road, the more dangerous it is for drivers. Missouri drivers in Kansas City have a lot of hurdles to face in that regard. We at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. understand the increased dangers of highways and will work with you as you traverse this dangerous ground.

Highways are generally areas where a lot of accidents take place. This is for many reasons. For example, the speed limit is higher than it is on city streets or rural roads. This cuts down on driver reaction time. Additionally, highways are areas where there is naturally going to be a lot of traffic. Plenty of people need to use these major roads in order to get between cities, and thus they are often congested and filled with people who are switching lanes. Lane switches and merges can increase your chance of getting into an accident, especially if the drivers around you are not paying attention.

Kansas City in particular is in a uniquely dangerous spot due to the fact that it is a central hub of connection when it comes to motor traffic and railway traffic. It is home to some of the oldest and longest interstates in the nation, which means there is plenty of space for drivers to run into the problems that smaller highways can bring about.

Driving on highways may be unavoidable to some, even if it could increase your chance of getting into an accident. If you would like to read more about the dangers of accidents you may face on the highway, please visit our web page.


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