The Many Reasons That Cause a Car Accident
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So why do accidents happen? That is a good question. There are actually many reasons this does happen. Driver problems, car problems, even road conditions and many other reasons.
Can these accidents be prevented. In most cases we believe yes if more attention is paid. So what is the answer to this problem?
Statistics prove that there are 10’s of thousands of accidents each year. That is a lot of damage when it comes to equipment as well as the fatal accidents that happen each day, causing families hard ache that they don’t deserve. If you have been involved in an automobile accident and you have been hurt or someone you know has been hurt, contact a car accident attorney from Los Angeles. We specialize in this.
Top 25 Causes of Car Accidents
Getting into a car accident can lead to several unwanted consequences, including permanent injuries, loss of earnings, etc. Why not do everything you can to avoid a car accident in the first place then? Here at our San Diego personal injury law offices we would like to help you understand the causes of car accidents, and therefore help you learn preventative measures for automobile accidents.
While some of these car accident causes may seem obvious and redundant to experienced drivers, this list aims to educate all levels of drivers, from the teenage driver who just got his license, to the senior driver with 40 years experience behind the wheel.
Learning to drive a car takes many instructional hours behind the wheel, especially if that driver wants to avoid causing automobile accidents. Let our Top 25 Causes of Car Accidents be your guide towards a lifetime of car accident prevention not just in San Diego, but anywhere.
Most accidents if not all of them could have and should have been avoided. If the driver was more aware, road conditions and many other factors can contribute to an accident.
Here we are going to learn more about what causes an accident and what can be done to avoid these accidents.
What Causes Car Accidents?
The dictionary defines accident as “an unexpected and undesirable event, a mishap unforeseen and without apparent cause.” Strictly speaking, most accidents are not accidents at all: they are collisions that could and should have been avoided. So, what causes them, and how can you avoid them?
Four factors contribute to the vast majority of collisions. In ascending order they are:
- Equipment Failure
- Roadway Design
- Poor Roadway Maintenance
- Driver Behavior
Over 95% of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs, in the USA, or Road Traffic Accidents, RTAs, in Europe) involve some degree of driver behavior combined with one of the other three factors. Drivers always try to blame road conditions, equipment failure, or other drivers for those accidents.
When the facts are truthfully presented, however, the behavior of the implicated driver is usually the primary cause. Most are caused by excessive speed or aggressive driver behavior. Read entire article here…
Now lets talk about some statistics that will just amaze you. There are thousands of people who are killed each year from automobile accidents that could have been prevented.
In this video we want to show you about tire care and brake information that could help you in the future.
The Traffic Crash Problem
Here is a statistic which every driver should find alarming: More than 30,000 people nationwide are killed in motor vehicle crashes annually. 1
Since the introduction of the automobile in the United States in the early 20th Century, it has been our primary means of transportation. We value our personal freedom and mobility, and this machine allowed us to assert our independence. But this came at a cost: collisions caused by motor vehicles in 2014 were the leading cause of death in the United States for individuals aged 11 and 16 to 24. 2
What Causes Traffic Crashes?
In order to address the problem of traffic crashes, we must look at what causes them. The most common contributing causes of fatal motor vehicle crashes in the State of California in 2013 were are: driving a vehicle or bicycling under the influence of alcohol or other drugs (20%), improper turning (19%), unsafe speeds (15%), pedestrian violations (15%), automobile right-of-way (8%), traffic signals and signs (5%), and driving on the wrong side of the road (5%). 3 Read the rest of this article here…
As you can see there are many reason’s why accidents happen. You can also see that there are reason’s how these accidents could be avoided.
Practicing some of the tips and tricks in the article above, you should be able to help your situation when it comes to avoiding an accident.
1 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). (2016). 2014 Summary of Motor Vehicle Crashes . DOT HS 812 263. Retrieved from https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812263
3 The California Highway Patrol. (2013). 2013 Annual Report of Fatal and Injury Motor Vehicle Traffic Collisions. Retrieved from https://www.chp.ca.gov/InformationManagementDivisionSite/Documents/2013-sec7.pdf