It is terrifying to think that over six million car accidents occur every year in the United States. According to the NHTSA, roughly 6% of all motor vehicle collisions in America result in at least one fatality. That means almost 90 people die each day from vehicular-related incidents. The percentage for nonfatal injuries is even more startling: 27%.
The high rate of accidents is primarily due to a lack of attention on the part of drivers and unsafe road conditions that reduce visibility for drivers at night or during bad weather.
This blog post will discuss why line striping, signage, and smooth roads can dramatically reduce car accidents.
A smooth road is critical for reducing car accidents. A smoother surface makes it easier to reduce one’s speed quickly and avoid an accident when driving or riding in the wintertime. It also reduces tire wear, saving money on fuel consumption and preventing excessive engine wear that can lead to costly repairs later down the line.
A smooth road is essential to reducing the number of car accidents. When a driver goes over a pothole or bump, their vehicle’s suspension system reacts by bouncing up and down. This causes the tires to lose traction on the pavement, and they can’t respond quickly enough when it comes time for them to brake. The result? Car accidents!
Smooth roads also reduce the risk of sliding on wet surfaces and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when a car’s tires cannot keep in contact with the road due to moisture or debris on the surface, creating less traction for braking and steering.
Line striping is designed to reduce car accidents. Harsh weather conditions reduce visibility, and line striping can help improve a driver’s ability to see at night or during foggy conditions.
Line striping also improves safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers on the road who are less likely to be involved in a collision with another vehicle if there is line striping present. Line stripes also reduce accidents by improving visibility for both drivers and pedestrians when it is dark or foggy out.
Signage is another important safety measure that helps reduce car accidents. If signage is not clear or visible, drivers could end up getting into a wreck on the side of the road because they didn’t know it was coming and couldn’t stop in time. Signage can also help reduce car speeds near hospitals and schools to prevent injuries and accidents. It is also vital for signage to be clearly visible because it might end up being ignored otherwise.
At C.H. Paving & Sealcoating, we know how important it is to provide our clients with the smoothest roads possible. We have been in business for years and have seen how road conditions can affect drivers’ and pedestrians’ safety every day. If your current surface needs asphalt repairs or line striping work done, get in touch with us and get a free estimate from our experts in Morristown, NJ.