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Why people take risks on rural roads

City streets can be dangerous and they often feel more hazardous, especially to those with no experience on them, but the reality is that rural roads are statistically more dangerous much of the time. Part of the reason for this is that people on rural roads often take more risks. Why is this?

One reason is simply that they have a false sense of security. The city feels dangerous and chaotic, so people are more dialed in and they drive safely. A rural street feels wide open and safe, so people are more likely to look at their phones, speed and break basic traffic rules.

On top of that, people are more aware of the police presence in the city. Just knowing that officers are out there can help them drive safely. On rural roads, they may feel like they'll never get caught, so they'll take chances and break the law. This is what leads to a lot of drunk driving. People fear getting caught more than crashing, so they take risks when they think they won't get caught, and they cause accidents as a result.

A final issue is that speed limits are much higher on many rural roads. This can cause accidents when people speed or drive too fast for conditions. It also means that the odds of death in an accident go up since the cars are traveling at 55 miles per hour instead of 25 miles per hour.

Have you been injured in a car accident? No matter how it happened, make sure you know all of the options you have to seek financial compensation.

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