Part 3: Our Look at the Top Causes of Car Accidents
In our final blog of this three part series, we discuss the remaining top causes of car accidents. It is our hope that armed with the knowledge as to how car accidents occur, you can keep yourself as well as your family safe while traveling on Georgia roadways. If you are injured in an accident, be sure to contact an automobile accident attorney as soon as possible so as to learn about as well as protect your legal rights.
Wrong way driving: Wrong way accidents have exceedingly high fatality rates. These accidents occur most often when a driver is intoxicated, but can also happen due to improperly marked roadways or a lack of familiarity with the area. If you head the wrong way down a roadway, everyone is in danger. Never drive drunk and pay close attention to your surroundings in order to avoid this type of accident.
Tailgating: Aggressive or reckless drivers are known to drive too close to the cars in front of them. When cars are tailgating, they cannot react in time in the event the front car must brake. Many serious or fatal accidents have occurred due to tailgating. To prevent tailgating accidents, always leave at least a one car length buffer zone for every 10 miles per hour you drive.
Driving under the influence of drugs: Drug use has led to an increasing number of car accidents in recent years, due in part to the rise in prescription drug abuse. Drugs, both illegal and legal, can impair your ability to react properly as a driver. When drugs and alcohol mix, as they so often do, the results can be catastrophic.
Road rage: In Atlanta, we have had a number of serious road rage incidents in recent years. Drivers often become enraged due to traffic conditions and, at times, this rage overcomes the driver. Aggressive drivers may tailgate, speed or pull out in front of other drivers, all creating dangerous scenarios.
Tired driving: Driver fatigue is a significant and often overlooked problem. Tired drivers can nod off behind the wheel or have trouble concentrating. Tired driving occurs most often at night and can cause serious accidents. If you are too tired to safely drive, find a safe place to pull over and take a power nap.
Tire blowouts: Most highways are littered with the remains of blown tires. Tire blowouts can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle and are especially dangerous for large vehicles like trucks. Check your tires regularly for signs of wear in order to prevent a blow out.
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