Some people may think that fatal pedestrian accidents are far less common in rural areas for a number of reasons. For example, they may assume that traffic is less hectic and that drivers, as well as pedestrians, will be able to pay better attention to the road and avoid an accident. However, these types of accidents can claim the lives of pedestrians anywhere there is traffic, and many lives have been lost in rural areas over the years.
It can happen when you least expect it; one moment you’re tooling along and the next you’re involved in an accident and the responsible party has fled the scene. While this can be an extremely frustrating experience there are steps you can take to mitigate the damage. State Farm recommends the following advice in this case, which will help both you and your vehicle remain protected after a hit and run.
We’ve reported extensively in previous posts on the dangers associated with distracted driving. For most of us, when we think about distracted driving behaviors, our minds immediately turn to activities involving our smartphones. Indeed, texting, calling and surfing the web while driving are all extremely risky—and these activities result in a growing number of car accidents each year.