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Negligent motorists may cause more accidents in Alaska

The season of winter means different things throughout the United States, but for northern states it can entail more hazardous road conditions. However, the weather conditions can be particularly harsh in Alaska, and the situations that are caused by them can be more dangerous than usual. A driver cannot afford to be negligent while driving in hazardous conditions, or risk an accident that could have detrimental consequences. Unfortunately, car accidents in Alaska caused by negligent motorists have become even more severe.

Alaska car accident injures two people

Driving along a highway is drastically different than driving in an urban area. The increased speeds on a highway have the potential to create deadly circumstances when combined with the negligence of drivers. The accidents that occur can be even more catastrophic and can often include multiple cars. Unfortunately, a car accident in Alaska left two people with injuries recently.

Car accident numbers in Alaska may increase in winter

The change from fall to winter is in full swing all across the northern part of the United States, but in Alaska winter is not waiting to unleash its devastating weather on the last frontier. Many roads are iced over, which makes it even more dangerous to drive in the Alaskan weather. Already icy roads are real dangers that could cause a car accident at almost any time. Now drivers have to be more careful when they are driving from place to place.

Alaska car accident only injures driver

Drunk driving can often lead to very tragic accidents that can leave those involved with very serious injuries or even worse. The effects of alcohol often hinder drivers, which can include slowed reaction time and impaired vision. This does not mix well with the hustle and bustle of urban traffic or the fast speeds of highways. Unfortunately, a car accident in Alaska recently left one man with injuries after he decided to drive under the influence.

Pedestrian accident in Alaska leaves person injured

Negligent drivers are often a significant cause of accidents in Alaska. The majority of these accidents could probably be avoided if the driver would simply pay attention to the road, instead of whatever else might be distracting them at the time. Unfortunately, this often means that other people involved in the accident can be left with senseless injuries. A recent pedestrian accident left a bicyclist with injuries in Anchorage.

Google Glass use while driving earns woman a traffic violation

One of the great car safety issues of our time is texting while driving (and, on a broader basis, cell phone use while driving). Many Anchorage residents have had the chilling experience: they are traveling down a highway and, suddenly, the car next to them drifts into their lane, only to correct itself at the last second.

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