In today’s world of technology, Indiana drivers are more likely to get into distracted driving auto accidents, yet the use of technology can also allow us to make amazing progress in minimizing the likelihood of auto accidents. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get an auto accident prediction the same way you get a weather prediction? Well, it turns out that you can do just that.
Introducing the Indiana Daily Crash Prediction Map
We now have a helpful and unique system for predicting auto accidents in Indiana. A new website with the Indiana Daily Crash Prediction Map uses various current information and past data to predict the number of auto accidents that are going to happen in any given area within the state. The information used includes how many auto accidents have occurred on the same day in years past, what the weather is currently like and how that weather has impacted the likelihood of auto accidents in the past, and the present conditions of the roads and the traffic.
It also takes into account any improvements that have been made or are going to be made. For instance, if one particularly dangerous road has been recently improved or improvements are planned in the near future, then this will minimize the number of auto accidents predicted on that particular road as of the time when the improvements are made.
When you visit the site, you can view the map, which will show whether the risk of getting into an auto accident in a given area of the state is very low or high at any given time. The state is divided into kilometer square blocks, with each block being rated on the level of risk of an auto accident occurring in that area. It is fairly effective, thanks to years of auto accident data, which show that over two million auto accidents have happened in the state in the past 13 years.
You can even see the information relevant to the various accidents that have occurred, by zooming in on a given area. You can learn how different auto accidents were caused in the past and how severe they were. The predictions on this map are only available within three hour time frames, and you can only see the present day’s predictions. Still, it is a wonder of innovation to allow drivers to access this kind of information and take precautions to avoid becoming one of the statistics in a given area.
If you make use of this system, you might make better informed choices concerning the route that you take to get somewhere and what time you decide to leave your location to get to another. You can easily learn which routes are safest for drivers, and start using them. If a lot of people start using the system, then there could be profound benefits for the state. If the rate of auto accidents drops by even one percent, that reduces auto accident damages by as much as $35 million. The map also makes it possible for the first responders to auto accidents to have better information about where their resources are most needed to save more lives.
Preventing Auto Accidents with Safe Winter Weather Driving
While this auto accident prediction system is a great tool to help minimize auto accidents in Indiana, it is still more important than ever for drivers to have safe winter weather driving habits. Simply taking precautions and knowing how to handle various winter weather conditions could make a tremendous difference in the rate of auto accidents in our state if everyone takes the time to learn, practice, and be safe and aware. Of course, if you can avoid getting out in bad weather, this is your best option, though it isn’t always possible.
If you must get out of the house in bad winter weather, then you would be wise to check the Indiana Daily Crash Prediction Map, choose the safest route, and make sure that you are entirely prepared for anything that the winter weather traffic might throw at you.
For instance, making sure that your vehicle is safe is one of the most important things that you can do. Your vehicle needs to be well maintained, especially in the winter, so that you do not end up in auto accidents caused by bad tires or find yourself stranded in winter weather without gas. You have to make sure that your car is prepared for winter weather driving in Indiana. You can do this by getting regular tune ups, making sure that you have gas in your car, making sure you have good winter tires and a spare.
Keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle just in case something happens is also a good idea. You can keep water, food, a phone charger, a flashlight, a blanket, a first aid kit, and anything else that might help you in an accident or a situation where you’re stranded.
What To Do After a Winter Weather Auto Accident
All too often, all of the precautions in the world are not enough to prevent a winter weather auto accident in Indiana. There are many things you can do to improve your safety, minimize the likelihood of an accident, and be prepared in case one happens; but ultimately, there are going to be auto accidents, whether you can predict them and try to avoid them or not.
Consult with an Indiana Auto Accident Attorney Today
If you have been injured in an auto accident this winter, and if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you should be able to recover fair compensation to cover your property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. To find out how you can do this, call Rowe & Hamilton Attorneys at Law for a free consultation. We are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve and avoid being taken advantage of by insurance companies. Your consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose. Call today.