Common causes of car accidents: Part II

by William Mattar | November 23rd, 2011

November 23, 2011

The first two common causes of car accidents as discussed in our blog on Monday are distractions and drunk driving.

The last four causes are outlined below:

(3) Fatigue–Sleepy at the wheel accounts for more than 100,000 auto accident per year

Heavy eyelids, frequent yawning, a drifting vehicle, varying speeds for no reason, misjudging traffic situations, and daydreaming are some symptoms of driver fatigue.

It is important to be well-rested before a long trip, to be alert, and to take frequent breaks.

(4) Speeding–Speed reduces the amount of time necessary to avoid an accident and increases the likelihood of a more severe wreck.

Simply slowing down and obeying posted speed limits can make you and the roads safer.

(5) Vehicle defects–A vehicle malfunction, such as a tire blowout, brake failure, or mechanical defects can result in a car accident.

Have your car checked and serviced to avoid these kinds of preventable accidents?

(6) Weather–As our blog discussed last week, inclement weather can make driving more difficult. Rain, hail, snow, ice, fog, and even high winds are signals for you to slow down and leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you.

The best safety measure under these conditions is to avoid driving.

All of these common causes are common sense.  Don’t let irresponsible actions cause you to have a car wreck.

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If you or someone you know were the victim of a New York auto accident, the New York auto accident lawyers at the William Mattar Law Offices may be able to help you.