Wrong-way accidents on the interstate are very frightening. They often happen at night and they often involve alcohol. They also happen so fast that drivers who are in the proper lane may have little time to react. Considering that it’s a very violent crash, the idea that it happens year in and year out can make people wary.
You should be wary, and you should take steps to protect yourself. One key thing to remember is that the wrong-way driver on the interstate is probably going to be on your left.
After all, that wrong-way driver does not know they are going the wrong way. They are used to driving in the right-hand lane. To them, your left-hand lane appears to be their right-hand lane. That’s where they’re going to be in most cases, oblivious to the threat that they’re creating.
This is why it is always best to stay in the right lane. You can use the left lane to pass, but do not simply drive in it. Always merge to the right whenever you can. Doing so could save your life. That wrong-way driver may pass by a few feet from your car. You don’t have time to react, but driving on the right could move you out of harm’s way. In essence, you’re reacting before you even see the threat.
Granted, these crashes cannot always be avoided. They happen without warning and they go against everything you expect to see on the interstate. If you get injured, be sure you know how to seek out financial compensation for your costs.