The Federal Highway Administration states that 300-400 people are killed each year in wrong way driving accidents. Last week Massachusetts got a first-hand look at the impact these accidents have, when a woman drove on the wrong side of 495 in Middleborough and crashed head-on into a car full of four college students – no one survived the incident. Unfortunately, car accidents happen frequently, but the realities of sharing the road make an impact when extreme incidents make the news. Here’s what to consider to avoid wrong way drivers.
Be Aware of what Lies Ahead
Many drivers only look a few cars ahead of them and ignore the action happening beyond their immediate view. Not only do you want to look at the people directly in front of your vehicle, but try to scan the road even further away. The more information you can gather about what lies ahead, the safer your travel will be.