Written by attorney Richard P Hastings

Three tips to avoid being in a highway shoulder accident

Sadly, each year more than 600 people are killed as a result of crashes which occur on the shoulder or side of the roadway on interstate highways and local streets. So what can you do to avoid being in one of these potentially deadly motor vehicle accidents?

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Too many people decide to pull off the highway for many non-emergency reasons and they do not realize the great risk that they are placed in by doing this seemingly simple task. Distracted driving has become an epidemic, elderly drivers have reduced reaction times, some people do not follow basic motor vehicle laws while others drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol so there are great risks present when you pull off the highway and onto the shoulder of the road. Please be aware of the great risks that you are facing and if you utilize the tips and techniques that are set forth above, you can help to reduce the risk of becoming a statistic that involves highway shoulder accidents.

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