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5 common causes of driving accidents

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Car accidents happen nearly every day. They’re so frequent that millions of people suffer from fatal car accidents every year.

But, what causes these accidents? Here’s what you should know:

1. Distracted driving

Possibly the most popularly known cause of driving accidents, many people drive while distracted. Distractions are a daily occurrence and often don’t cause large issues at home or at work. But, a distraction while driving can be deadly. Many people get distracted while texting and driving, eating food or changing their radio or AC.

2. Drunk driving

It is illegal to drive drunk because doing so creates a danger to the driver and society. Drunk drivers have lowered awareness and concentration levels, which is why they’re likely to cause accidents.

3. Fatigue

Driving while fatigued may be just as bad as driving drunk. Sleepiness can impair a driver’s motor and cognitive skills. This can lead to a driver driving recklessly and even passing out behind the wheel.

4. Teen and inexperienced drivers

In some cases, accidents have occurred because of a teen or inexperienced driver – or both. These kinds of drivers may have a poor understanding of traffic laws and the operation of their vehicles. As a result, a teen or inexperienced driver may incorrectly operate their car and cause an accident.

5. Aggressive drivers

Some people are very quick to anger. Their frustrations can cause issues, especially while behind a wheel. An angered driver may take risks, such as speeding, recklessly driving, swerving between lanes and tailgating. You could end up in an accident if you experience an aggressive driver.

If you’re in an accident that’s caused by another driver’s negligent mistakes, then you could benefit from understanding your legal rights when seeking compensation for your injuries.