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Part 2: Our Look at the Top Causes of Car Accidents

October 06, 2015

In Part 1 of our look at the top causes of car accidents, we discussed five causes of deadly automobile accidents: distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, rain and reckless driving. Drivers across the country engage in these dangerous driving behaviors every day, leading to a number of accidents, many of which result in serious injuries or even fatalities. 

Now, we continue our look at some more top causes of car accidents:

Running red lights and stop signs: When you are driving a car, it is essential that you pay close attention to stop lights and stop signs. Drivers who run red lights can cause side impact collisions. To avoid a stop light accident, always look both ways before crossing in the event another driver has run the light. When approaching a stop sign, always come to a full stop and look both ways before proceeding through the intersection.

Inexperience: Young, inexperienced drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in an accident. Teen drivers should take a driver's education course and receive adequate training from their parents before setting off on their own.  Moreover, young drivers should not be allowed to drive at night nor should they be able to travel with passengers.

Nighttime driving: The risk of being involved in an accident increases significantly at night. During the nighttime hours, you normally cannot see as clearly in front of you as during the day and have more difficulty anticipating obstacles ahead. Further, other drivers are more likely to be intoxicated or fatigued at night. Use extra caution when traveling at night and avoid doing so when possible.

Defective vehicles: Automobiles are composed of many parts, and at times car parts can be defective, either by design, manufacturer or the failure to warn consumers. Automobile makers are forced to recall millions of vehicles each year, which cause serious accidents. Check often to see if your car has been the subject of a recall and quickly take the appropriate action.

Unsafe lane changes: Cars will always need to make lane changes so as to exit from the highway, get in the correct lane to turn, and otherwise reach their destination. When drivers do not make lane changes correctly, they can cause serious accidents. Drivers must check their blind spots before making any lane change and should proceed with caution to the next lane.  Further, all drivers should be on the alert for motorcycles when making lane changes as they may not be as visible.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.