Leading Causes of Car Accidents in The United States Today
It is almost unbelievable that the US records an average of six million car crashes every year which is about 16000 per day and a very unfortunate daily occurrence. Since accidents do not choose their victims, and anyone can find themselves there someday, why not try and understand some of the leading causes of the car crashes and how to handle them. If you are not familiar with some of the top causes of car accidents in the US today, read here about them and one’s role as a driver in cutting down these accidents.
First on the list comes distracted driving which is so common with people all over the world today texting, talking on the phone, talking their breakfast, separating kids from fights in the backseat and fumbling for things dropped on the floor among others all while driving. A good driver will not take their attention from the road for any reason as they understand that even one second is enough to cause so much harm. As said above, just a few seconds are enough to cause that crash, leave people hurt and others even dead in some cases. Some of the things that can happen within the two seconds that one looks away include someone crossing the street or an animal crossing as well as the front car slowing down among many others. It is unfortunate that nine Americans are killed by a distracted driver every day which translates to about 3000 people annually with more than 1000 others getting injured by distracted driving every year as well. The trick to solving the above lies in paying full attention to the road when driving with phones far away until one reaches their destination.
When it comes to speeding, everyone has been guilty of the same at least once in their driving life regardless of the reason they may havefor the same. It is also very common for people to speed when their wives are in labor, and they either have to rush home and take them to the hospital or meet them at the hospital as well. In opposition to what everyone else thinks, none of the reasons no matter how good it may sound should be a reason to speed as one may never either make it ether in the long run or be late due to an accident. While some people drive around when drunk and maybe just reckless, others end up causing accidents for running the stop signs and red lights as well as due to poor weather.