Top 3 causes Of Car Accidents In America
When we get behind the wheel of a car, we take on a huge responsibility. We take on a responsibility for the safety of other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The unfortunate news is that car accidents are very common. However, the good news is that they can be prevented. Do you know what are the top three causes of car accidents? They may not be what you think they are.
1. Distracted Driving
The leading cause of car accidents is distracted driving, whether it is talking or texting on the phone, eating, reading, or talking to other passengers in the vehicle. Drivers using a hand-held device are actually four times more likely to get into a car accident than those who are not. And if you’re texting while driving, you are then 23 times more likely to get into an accident. Leave the multi-tasking behind and give your undivided attention to the road. Such a preventable action could end up costing you or someone else’s life.
Speeding contributes to about a third of all car accidents in America. The faster you are going, the riskier it is for you and others on the road. It’s never worth saving an extra 10 minutes when there are lives on the line. Practice safe driving habits and follow the speed limit.
Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous things a person could do on the road. According to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), a person dies every 52 minutes in a drunk driving related accident. This is why you should always have a designated driver or take a cab home. Also, if you suspect your friend is too drunk to drive, make sure they don’t get behind the wheel. Drunk driving is extremely irresponsible to the safety of others on the road.
Now that you know the top three causes, just think about how many accidents could be prevented and how many lives could be saved if everyone put their phone away, obeyed the speed limit, and didn’t drive drunk. You can be a responsible citizen by straying away from these actions and help make the road safer for everyone.
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