When most people think of the causes of car accidents, the most common reasons including driving while under the influence' distracted driving such as driving while texting, eating or fumbling with the radio and perhaps other external factors such as poor weather conditions or unforeseen hazards on the road. What may be less noticed is the hazards that driving while drowsy presents while on the roads.
Michigan families felt fear close to home when the lead poisoning crisis in Flint hit the news. Access to safe water should be a basic American right, but thousands of people do not have it. Recently a Reuters examination unveiled that Flint is not the most contaminated city in the state. Cities around Michigan, and many more around the country, face worse water poisoning and less news coverage than Flint.
It does not take much time in a Michigan winter to discover that the risk of slipping on ice or packed snow is very high. Even though the risk of slipping and falling is higher in the winter months, they can happen in any season. Fortunately, the majority of people are aware of these potential hazards and they take appropriate steps to prevent any accidents. However, this is not always the case.