Many people have relied on food delivery services, especially at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. With more and more orders coming in, many food delivery drivers have the need to race against the clock to meet their daily target. Unfortunately, this is when some road accidents occur.
What Are The Common Types of Food Delivery Accidents?
While some accidents involving food delivery drivers happen because they are in a rush, many are because riders do not pay attention. Either they are checking orders on their phones or looking at street signs and landmarks if they are in an unfamiliar area.
Other causes of car accidents include:
- Tailgating – This is when someone behind you is driving too closely. Accidents happen because the driver behind has no sufficient distance to stop when the car in front brakes suddenly, causing a collision.
- Speeding – When someone drives at high speed, usually exceeding the speed limit.
- Failure to yield – Accidents happen when drivers do not stop at a yield sign, stop sign, or traffic light and hit another car.
- Failure to signal – Signaling before turning is required in every state. Failure to do so can cause accidents, resulting in severe injuries to drivers and passengers. You can be ticketed for failing to signal when changing lanes, exiting, merging, or turning.
- Distracted driving – This includes texting or calling, and rummaging through a purse or glove compartment while driving.
- Poor road conditions – Potholes, cracks, uneven surfaces, exposed rebar, broken concrete, potholes and sinkholes are examples of poor road conditions. They can become dangerous, to the extent of causing an accident.
- Poor weather conditions – High winds, tornadoes, tropical cyclones, hail, and wildfires are some of the poor weather conditions that continue to cause car accidents.