Drivers in Wisconsin know that when they should driver differently in inclement weather than when the sun is shining. There are several weather and natural phenomena that can reduce visibility on the roads and make it more difficult to drive. The possibility of having a car accident when visibility is reduced becomes greater.
Most Wisconsin drivers know that they shouldn't drink and drive. However, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of drivers each year that get behind the wheel of a car after they have been drinking without regard for the fact that by doing so, they are putting everyone on the road at risk. The odds of a driver being involved in a car accident increase dramatically if that driver is drunk.
Residents near the town of Richfield were horrified late last month when a 21-year-old man was killed in a tragic car accident involving a motorcycle.
Wisconsin police officers assume a certain amount of risk while on duty. They know that the possibility of being injured or killed is very real every time they go on a call. In fact, it's typically just part of the job. But what about when they are off duty? Unfortunately, police officers are just as likely to be involved in a car accident off duty as anyone else.
Car accidents can be a life-changing moment in anyone's life, and in the event of a fatal car crash, this couldn't be closer to the truth.
As most Wisconsin drivers know, having something go wrong with a vehicle while driving it can be scary. In that moment of panic, most drivers do whatever they can to get off the road as quickly as possible. Getting off the road is a good idea, but it has to be done safely in order to avoid a car accident.
Wisconsin drivers typically do their best to obey the traffic laws and be considerate to others on the road. When most drivers are involved in an accident, they are considerate enough to stop, especially if someone may be hurt. In fact, the law requires them to do so. Unfortunately, there are those who flee the scene of a car accident, not even stopping to make sure that no one is hurt. Finding a hit-and-run driver can be time consuming and challenging for authorities.
Failure to yield the right of way. This may just be one of the most common citations written after a car accident. When a driver fails to pay attention and properly yield to another car when required, the end result is often an accident at worst and a near miss at best. Every driver in Wisconsin has at some point felt that rush of adrenalin that comes with knowing that you narrowly missed either hitting a car or being hit by a car because you weren't paying attention.
Wisconsin has seen an increase in fatalities due to car accidents from this time last year. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 333 people have died in connection with a car accident. That's 44 more than this time last year.