Autumn is around the corner and traffic accidents will be on the rise.

Fall is right around the corner and with fall comes back-to-school traffic.  This means that buses are back on the road at morning rush hour times and more car/suv traffic with parents running kids to and from school and activities.

Beyond the increase in traffic and the reintroduction of buses onto the roads, fall brings foliage which, mixed with precipitation and or just simple due, causes slippery conditions.  Autumn also begins shortened daylight and in some cases in Chester County, the earlier sunset causes glare during rush hour traffic.

Additionally, it should be noted that this year, fall daylight savings shift will be occurring on a Sunday.  A study performed by the United States Library of Medicine National Institute of Health explained

“There was also a significant increase in number of accidents on the Sunday of the fall shift from DST … The behavioral adaptation anticipating the longer day on Sunday of the shift from DST in the fall leads to an increased number of accidents suggesting an increase in late night (early Sunday morning) driving when traffic related fatalities are high possibly related to alcohol consumption and driving while sleepy.”

If you are in a traffic accident, remember to have your case reviewed by one of the legal professionals at The Law Offices of Karp & Hart.  Your first consultation is FREE.

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