Our Look at the Top Causes of Car Accidents
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans will be injured in car accidents across the nation. Being involved in a car accident can lead to several negative consequences, including permanent injuries, loss of wages, pain and suffering and much more. Given the serious negative repercussions of an accident, we should do all we can to avoid getting into a car accident. The following is a look at some of the most common causes of car accidents. Understanding why car accidents occur can assist you in avoiding a collision. We will continue our look at the top causes of car accidents in part two of this three part series.
- Distracted driving: Today, distracted driving is a top cause of car accidents. The advent of mobile technology has contributed to the increasing level of distraction of drivers nationwide. A distracted driver is defined as any motorist that allows his or her attention to be drawn away from the road. The most common distracters are texting, talking on the cell phone and eating. As such, drivers must take steps to minimize distractions, including turning phones off or stowing them in a safe location where they will not serve as a temptation.
- Speeding: Speeding is a dangerous behavior engaged in by drivers every day. Speeding kills and doing so is one of the easiest ways to cause a car accident. Speeding drivers cannot stop in time to avoid an obstacle and tend to lose control of their vehicle. The faster a car is traveling at the time of the accident, the more serious the accident can be.
- Drunk driving: Driving while under the influence of alcohol is not just illegal; it is extremely dangerous. Driving under the influence causes drivers to make critical errors due to impaired perceptions and the inability to focus. Drivers should always designate a driver or use a taxi if they intend to drink.
- Rain: When the roads become slick, car accidents are likely to occur. Collisions happen during rainy days because the water creates slick and dangerous surfaces, which can cause cars to skid or lose control. To avoid being involved in a rainy day car accident, use extra caution driving in the rain and check your tires to ensure they are properly inflated and have a strong tread.
- Reckless driving: Reckless drivers may tailgate, change lanes rapidly or behave aggressively. Such behaviors can lead to serious accidents. If you are becoming agitated while driving, take a break, turn on a calming radio station and remember the importance of staying in control while driving.
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