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Why Do Car Accidents Happen?

Feb. 5, 2013

Why Do Car Accidents Happen?

Every time that you start up your car and head out on the road, you should be well prepared for your drive. You are trusting drivers around you to obey traffic laws and drive responsibly, and those drivers are trusting you to do the same. Understanding the traffic laws in the area that you are driving is a great way to ensure that you can actually abide by the laws. Take time to do some research about local laws if you are unsure of how you should be driving.

There are some basic driving principles that should be utilized no matter where you are driving or living.  It is important that you are always focused on the road while you are driving.  You should not allow yourself to succumb to any directions and you want to be sure that you recognize distractions and eliminate them as you are driving. Distracted driving is the leading cause of car accidents in the United States.  That means that there are people dying as a result of a driver choosing to be distracted. Take responsibility for your driving and focus on the road.

Obeying the speed limits on the roads that you are driving on is also important.  No matter where you are driving, you should be sure that you not exceeding the speed limit.  Speeding is the second leading cause of car accidents in the United States.

Although you’ve heard it a million times, it is important that you never drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Too many people think that they are okay to drive, only to get into an accident. When you have been drinking or taking drugs, find someone to drive you. Drunk driving is the third leading cause of accidents in the United States.

The three leading causes of accidents in the U.S. are all avoidable. Take time to understand the importance of driving and make sure that you are driving responsibly.