If you suffer injuries in a traffic accident, your life could become severely affected by the crash. You could have a hard time covering living costs and dealing with your injuries, especially if you have to take time off of work (or you lose the ability to work indefinitely as a result of becoming immobilized). It is important to focus on the various risk factors associated with traffic crashes and take steps to reduce the likelihood of finding yourself in this position.
Bad weather, such as fog, plays a role in many motor vehicle collisions.
Traffic collision risks associated with fog
The Federal Highway Administration goes over different traffic crash risk factors that arise as a result of foggy weather. These conditions can result in low visibility, and drivers can have difficulty seeing other vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians as well as hazards on the road.
Furthermore, fog can affect driver behavior and cause speed variance, which increases the chances of a collision.
Data on fog-related traffic crashes
Statistics show that from 2007 to 2016, more than 25,400 accidents occurred during foggy conditions. These accidents caused more than 8,900 people to suffer injuries and resulted in the loss of 464 lives.
Fog can arise suddenly, and it is important to pay attention to weather conditions before driving and while behind the wheel. If you become involved in an accident, you need to thoroughly review the details of the incident, such as the negligent behavior of another driver (speeding when visibility deteriorates due to fog).