Almost every single person on this planet has witnessed or unfortunately has been a part of a road or car accident. There are literally so many car accident in today’s time that we have even stopped caring about them and we do not even give them enough attention, which is definitely very wrong of us. As you can tell, that car accidents are very common in these days, car and road accidents are renowned for being one of the most common reasons of injuries in our own country. More than six to seven million car accidents get reported every single year in this country, the United States of America. Now, luckily for us, most of these car and road accidents mostly only involve damage to the property by which they mean is that only the vehicles involved in the car accidents get damaged, and the people are not injured in most of the cases and this definitely does not infers to the statement that there are no injuries involved at all, one in every three car accidents do involve people getting hurt, and most of these injuries are very fatal.
Now, that we have a bit of knowledge about the statistics of the occurring of car and road accidents, we should try to come up with different ways to avoid these car and road accidents, but that my friends cannot be possible until and unless we try to determine the roots and the causes of this problem.
So, to address this issue and as a method to end car and road accidents once and for all our team has compiled a few reasons and causes which are actually the main causes car accidents occur.
1.) Error Made by the Drivers (Human Error)
One of the most renowned causes of car and road accidents is human error. Now, this is the most disappointing reason of them all because of the fact that we know that we can control our actions but still we end up making mistakes which lead to car and road accidents. But now that even if you are very careful and cautious, there is no possible way for you to control the way other people are driving on the road and making mistakes left right and center. The only thing you can do is to make sure that you are careful and cautious enough to prevent and any car accident by yourself, because careless drivers have been causing unwanted and not needing accidents since the first car was built.
2.) Getting Distracted While Driving the Vehicles
Getting distracted while driving your cars is getting more and more common because of all the gadgets and the comfort your cars are coming with in today’s time. Think about it, your car has a giant screen on the dash board, it comes with a massive music system and the most distracting thing of them all is probably your phone. All of these things make it very easy for you to get distracted while driving your car. In this hectic and busy universe, every single person wants to complete more than one task at once, which is good but one of many places it should not be allowed is probably behind the steering wheel, especially when you are in the process of driving your car.
3.) Being Unaware of the Local Rules and Laws of an Area
Being unaware of the roads and the routes of an area can also cause road and car accidents. It is very easy to get turned around or drive faster than what is provided to be safe in a particular area which you are unfamiliar with. Also, some people just do not know how to drive a vehicle, regardless of not following the rues in the first place. Not knowing the rules and laws in the first place is one thing but nit following them even if you are aware of it is way worse than anything else.
4.) Unable to Maintain Your Car or Any Vehicle
Not making sure that your vehicle or car is in proper shape and is in good maintenance can also cause car accidents. Things like broken tie roads, bad brakes, and bald tires can cause many car accidents if not dealt with in time. It is the car owner’s responsivity to maintain his their vehicle and take good care of their car. Just think if you are driving in a car with bad breaks for almost a month now, and you never know when they will stop working. In this case, you are the only one to blame not the car. It is the owner’s foremost responsibility to take car and do good maintenance of their car.
5.) Not Working Traffic Lights
Just imagine it is the middle of the might and one of the traffic lights in some road just stops working, there is high chance for an accident to occur at that place. This is obviously not a human error but a mechanical error.
Determining the reasons for car accidents is very important, because it helps you decide who was at fault in the accident and what can be done to make sure it doesn’t happens again.