In our last post, we talked a bit about biking and bike accidents in busy metro areas. For this post, we’re following a similar thread but focusing on cars instead. Here, you’ll find the top causes that lead to accidents in the U. S.
Remember, if you were injured in an accident due to the actions of a reckless or irresponsible driver, you are entitled to compensation. For this, and for other matters involving personal injury law in CA, know that you can count on us at the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis.
For now, here are some of the primary causes behind car accidents in and around California.
Distracted drivers are by far the number one reason behind accidents across the entire country. Whether a person is texting or playing on their phone, applying their makeup, changing the music, or trying to scarf down a meal on the way to work, it has been proven time and time again that distractions lead to poorer response times and higher rates of accidents. Drivers should stay focused on the road and on the task at hand at all times.
Speeding and Other Reckless Behaviors
Reckless driving behaviors such as speeding, running stop signs, and failing to yield are also major contributors to the frequent rate of car accidents. Just because “everyone speeds” doesn’t mean you should engage in dangerous behaviors as well. Likewise, it’s critical that you maintain a cool head while driving, as aggressive behaviors have also been shown to lead to increased accident rates while on the road.
Poor Weather Conditions
Driving in the snow, in the rain, and in other poor weather conditions are a major cause of car accidents. Most people simply aren’t experienced enough to drive under these conditions, and even experienced drivers can find it difficult to navigate safely when dealing with wet or slippery roads, frozen surfaces, and more.
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