Getting out on the roads in Virginia means that you're putting your trust in other drivers to drive safely. This happens most of the time, but when you do come across an unsafe driver, there is a chance that you might end up getting into an accident. Unfortunately, there is a chance that a crash could mean that you end up with a catastrophic injury.
You probably never expected that another driver would slam into the back of your vehicle while you are stopped at a stop sign or red light. When this happens, you might assume that you are fine because you don't feel anything right away. Unfortunately, whiplash is one injury that might take days or even weeks to appear.
For years, if you asked Americans about the number 1 safety threat on the highway, most would have told you that it was drunk driving. That outlook is part of the reason that drunk driving accidents have become less common each decade. People know the risks that it poses and they either refrain from it themselves or try to intervene with those who attempt to get behind the wheel while intoxicated.
We recently wrote that cellphone use isn’t the only cause of distraction behind the wheel. Be that as it may, cellphones are still the most common – and perhaps the most dangerous – source of driver distraction in the U.S. Today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine people die each day on U.S. roads due to accidents caused by distracted driving.