Being on the road, whether as a driver or a passenger, is a dangerous activity. Though many people do not necessarily consider every risk of being on the road, car accidents happen every day. Unfortunately, many of these incidents result in serious injuries to the people involved.
Car accidents are an unfortunate part of life. Though most people will do whatever they can to prevent them, they cannot always rely on the other drivers that they encounter to do the same. When an accident happens that is caused by a drunk driver, the tragedy is only amplified, since those accidents are usually preventable. This is what local authorities say caused a recent crash here in Texas that took the life of one person and seriously injured another.
Teenagers in Texas and other states can watch a show online, listen to music through their headphones, do homework and text a friend -- all at the same time. While that might seem like effective multi-tasking, the reality is that the brain does not manage all those tasks simultaneously. It switches back and forth between them, and all this cause slower reaction times. This might not seem life-threatening if the teen sits on his or her bed while doing all this and not behind the steering wheel. However, too many young lives are lost in car accidents caused by distracted driving.
Many of us take the highway to get to most destinations, as it often makes the drive shorter. However, many accidents occur while on the highway and they are often much deadlier than accidents that take place on other roads, as vehicles are traveling at high speeds. What types of accidents are common on the highway and how do they happen?