More Ohio drivers might be using their phones to text and send emails while behind the wheel. However, it is still not clear whether this means that deaths from distracted driving are on the rise. Knowing whether a crash was caused by a distracted driver usually relies on someone in the accident self-reporting or investigators being able to examine drivers' phones. This can make gathering reliable data difficult.
When you head to the grocery store or out for a morning of shopping, you are probably not thinking about how dangerous retail stores can be. You may feel perfectly safe, but in reality, there are many hazards that can leave unsuspecting shoppers with painful, serious injuries. If you are the victim of an accident that took place in an Ohio store, it may not be your fault.
Another motorist has struck you, and you are now dealing with overwhelming emotional distress and physical injuries while at the scene of the accident. Jotting down what caused the crash probably is not high on your list of priorities.
Many ridesharing drivers in Ohio choose to work during extended periods of wakefulness. However, sleep deprivation can affect one's circadian rhythm and make the early mornings and late nights an especially dangerous time for driving. Unfortunately, ridesharing drivers can feel compelled by salary incentives to underrate sleep and keep working.
Truck drivers in Ohio and across the rest of the country are under increased pressure to meet hauling deadlines at all hours of the day. This type of demanding work, especially when extensive driving of long distances is required, can contribute to driver fatigue. Due to the weight and size of trucks, the victims in these accidents tend to be people in other vehicles, passengers and nearby pedestrians or cyclists.