• Can obstructed vision lead to an accident?
  • December 28, 2017
  • Responsible drivers are aware of many different risk factors that can play a role in traffic collisions. Drunk driving, running through stop signs, failing to use turn signals, and speeding can all lead to accidents. However, there are additional risks that some drivers might not realize could affect their ability to safely operate a vehicle, such as obstructed vision. Drivers' vision can become obstructed in a myriad of ways and it is essential for victims of these crashes, like all other auto accidents, to thoroughly review their rights.

    The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has published information on the results of motor vehicle wreck causation. In the survey, which was sent to the U.S. Congress, the NHTSA states that obstructions to a driver's vision plays a role in some of the motor vehicle accidents that occur. There are a plethora of ways in which drivers' vision may become obstructed. For example, there might be an obstruction on the road or even near the road that could lead to a crash. If tall grass is growing alongside a road, a driver may not be able to see the road properly. Moreover, fog and rain can also keep drivers from seeing the road.

    If you are unsure of your ability to see the road correctly, or are worried that your eyesight could affect your ability to drive safely, you should never put yourself in harm's way or do anything that could result in a tragic collision. Unfortunately, these crashes will keep happening across the U.S.