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What are 2 of the biggest causes of auto wrecks?

On Behalf of | Apr 27, 2023 | Auto Accidents

There are thousands of auto accidents every day. Drivers often don’t cause accidents because of who they are but because of their actions.

There are a few common actions that lead to auto accidents. Two tend to stand out more than others. Here’s what you should know:

1. Distractions are a major source of modern problems

One of the biggest causes of auto accidents is distractions. A distraction is anything that disrupts a driver’s attention. A distracted driver may take their hands off the wheel, eyes off the road and mind off of driving. 

The most modern distraction is the phone. Ever since phones have been portable, people have been carrying them into their cars. If a phone suddenly rings a driver may mindlessly reach for it. The same thing can be said if the driver gets a text, but texting may take more focus than talking. But, both are dangerous driving habits. 

Another kind of distraction is eating. Many people eat while they drive. Perhaps it’s a small snack on a long trip or a quick meal before getting to work. Either way, a driver who’s eating may cause a serious accident. 

2. Drinking and driving still hasn’t stopped 

Alcohol is a commonly consumed beverage. It can seemingly make people more social and, at times, is enjoyable to drink. But, it can come with a deadly cost when people choose to drink and drive. Despite all the warnings, laws and education campaigns, drunk driving is still and issue.

Drunk drivers may suffer from impaired vision, focus and judgment. For example, a drunk driver may misjudge the distance between vehicles and end up causing an accident. Or, a driver may run a red light and cause a collision.

If you’re in an accident and suffer from injuries and losses, then you may need to act fast to seek compensation. There are crucial steps that can improve the outcome of a legal battle.