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How Do High Winds Affect Road Safety?

Published on Feb 8, 2013 at 8:57 am in Auto Accident.

Kentucky’s recent inclement weather included high winds, which can have serious effects on roadway safety. Distracted, speeding, and impaired drivers are especially at risk for causing a serious car crash in high winds, because the weather changes the road conditions in ways that can easily sneak up on a careless or impaired driver.

When wind speed increases, roadways may become more dangerous in two main ways: lost visibility and lane obstruction. Both occur when the wind blows snow, dust, or debris across the roadway. Windblown snow and dust make it hard to see, increasing the chances of an accident. The sudden and unpredictable nature of high winds and gusts can add to the risks of navigating these storms.

High winds also change the behavior of traffic, requiring drivers to focus more closely on the road in order to avoid accidents. Traffic often slows down in high winds due to the lack of visibility or presence of roadway obstructions, so drivers must pay careful attention to the behavior of vehicles ahead of them. Trips can take longer to complete, and the increased accident risk means that traffic might be stopped altogether if a crash occurs. All of these situations create obstacles that drivers must navigate with attention and care in order to arrive safely at their destinations.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t hesitate to speak to an experienced Louisville car accident lawyer. It’s important to understand your legal rights so that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family.

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