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Confirmed: The Top Reasons for Car Accidents

22 Feb , 2017  

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There are all kinds of things that can lead to accidents on our roads. But, some causes of these accidents pop up more than most.

If more drivers were aware of the dangers that certain behaviour and ways of driving represent, fewer accidents would occur. So, if you want to know more about some of the top reasons for car accidents, read on now.

 

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Adverse Weather Conditions

When there’s a lot of rain on the road, the risk of you being involved in an accident increases. The slippery surface makes vehicles harder to control, especially if you’re running cheap or worn tyres.

Once your tyres start to slide underneath you, it can be impossible to regain control quick enough to avert an accident, even with modern tech such as traction control.

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That’s why paying more attention and driving more carefully in wet weather is so important. The same applies to winter weather condition when there’s snow and ice on the road.

 

Distracted Driving

If a driver gets distracted when they’re on the road, the results can be disastrous. And, unfortunately, it’s easier than ever to get distracted and make mistakes as a driver.

We all have smartphones that are with us at all times. If we get a message or a call, the temptation is to pick them up and have a look at the screen.

But even if you don’t answer the call, looking at the screen still acts as a distraction that could potentially lead to an accident.

 

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Driving While Impaired

DWIs are very common, and people still don’t seem to fully understand the risks associated with driving while impaired. This covers driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as other drugs.

Anything that changes your ability to react quickly and stay in complete control of your vehicle should not be consumed before getting behind the wheel. You should face any DWI with experienced lawyers who can hopefully get you out of trouble.

But you should always avoid drinking before driving in the first place.

 

Speeding

Every road has a speed limit, and more drivers need take the speed limit seriously. The risk is not just being pulled over or being caught by a speed camera, the real risk of driving faster than you should be driving is causing an accident.

The faster you’re moving, the harder it is to make quick decisions and avoid something that moves into your path. Even if you think a speed limit is too low, you still need to stick to it.

 

Driving at Night

Accidents at night time are very common, and it won’t surprise you to find out why that’s the case.

When there’s less light available to you, you can’t see the dangers on the road as clearly as you would during the day. And then there is the added risk of tiredness which starts to creep in when people are driving at night.

It’s just another thing to be aware of, so be careful when driving at night.

 

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