What Causes Car Accidents?

What Causes Car Accidents?

While technology and innovation in motor vehicles and motorcycles become more prevalent, accidents on the road continue to occur. The causes of crashes may vary, but the results are always damaging and dangerous in one form or another. For this reason, it is important that drivers become familiar with common causes of accidents and ways to avoid them. There are two predominant categories for causes of accidents: driver behavior and inclement weather. In the case of driver behavior (the largest cause between the two, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), self-control is key to accident prevention; even a small and simple act of self-correction can prevent a devastating collision. Bad weather conditions, on the other hand, are outside anyone’s control, but still call upon a driver’s focus and discipline to manage the unexpected in order to avoid an accident. Regardless of the circumstance, it always helps for any driver (whatever their experience level) to review how to outsmart the temptations and/or hazards that we face while on the road. Here is a chart to help you prepare:

 

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