From drowsy driving to the use of an intoxicating substance, crashes have a myriad of causes. However, some are the result of a defect or something that went wrong with a vehicle, such as brake failure or someone driving around without brake lights. Moreover, other defects which may not seem as significant to some drivers, such as defective windshield wipers, can also lead to a motor vehicle collision. As a driver, it is paramount for you to ensure that your vehicle and all of its key components are working well and maintained properly.
There are many reasons why defective windshield wipers can be dangerous. First of all, when windshield wipers are not working properly, a driver may have a considerable amount of difficulty seeing the road when it is raining or snowing. During moderate weather, a driver may not think that defective windshield wipers are much of a problem and decide to push off addressing the issue. Unfortunately, it might start raining or snowing at some point and they might try to drive regardless, putting lives in danger.
If you are on the road while the weather conditions are poor, you should watch out for other vehicles and drivers who may not understand how dangerous these types of defects are. Moreover, if you are hit by another vehicle for any other reason, such as brakes failing or the negligence of the driver, you should examine the details of the wreck.
More motor vehicle crash material can be accessed on our motor vehicle accidents section.