Driving on roads only works as well as it does because we agree to a certain set of rules- one of the basics is which side of the road to drive on. We agree that people going one direction will go on one side of the road, while people going the opposite direction will drive on the other side, and we will only cross the other side while following specific rules. Sometimes, though, people break that fundamental rule and drive on the opposite side of the road.
What Causes Wrong Way Driving?
There are a few different things that can cause wrong way driving, the most frequent of which is some kind of driver error. 50 – 75% of all wrong way driving accidents occur because of driving under the influence.
What Should I Do If I See a Wrong Way Driver?
What Lane Do Wrong Way Drivers Tend to Drive In?
Wrong way drivers tend to drive in the left lane, which is why you should move as far to the right as possible if you see a wrong way driver. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, about 7 out of 9 wrong way driving accidents occur in the left-hand lane.
How Common are Wrong Way Driving Accidents?
The truth is that wrong way drivers are not very common. In Arizona in 2020, out of 255,259 accidents, only 162 of them were wrong way driving accidents, making up 0.07% of the total. However, they often result in head-on collisions- one of the most dangerous types of crashes.
Hospitals Near You
Depending on where you are in the Valley, here’s a list of some hospitals that may be close to you.
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