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Chance of a distracted driving car accident higher at Christmas

Distracted driving is a serious problem in Massachusetts, and it is one of the most significant safety concerns for motorists in the state and across the country. Despite most drivers being well-aware that distraction is risky and greatly increases the chance of a car accident, people still engage in this dangerous behavior. The problem of distracted driving only increases during the busy holiday season.

There is data to suggest that drivers are more likely to look at Facebook, answer a text or check social media during the holiday season. In fact, a recent study suggests that distraction may jump by as much as 33 percent during this time of year. One reason for this is that more people are traveling during this season, and they may be more likely to check in and send texts about their status and expected arrival time.

Several injured, 1 killed in car accident in Massachusetts

There are a multitude of scenarios in which a collision may occur and each incident runs the unfortunate risk of ending in catastrophe. Many accidents occur when drivers lose control and enter the wrong lane of traffic, subsequently leaving other drivers nearby with little time to respond. A recent car accident involving similar circumstances in Massachusetts has injured several individuals and claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman.

Law enforcement agents advised that the accident occurred on Thanksgiving Day. According to reports, a driver suddenly lost control of his car and veered into an oncoming lane before striking another vehicle. The driver of the car was rushed to a hospital for treatment of severe injuries soon thereafter, while his passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Boston thinking about lowering the speed limit

How big of dangers pedestrians face when out on the roads is affected by many things. This includes how fast the vehicles around them are going.

So, what the speeds limits are in pedestrian-heavy areas is a very important issue.

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