Common Auto Accident Causes
Most auto accidents can be avoided by driving safely; safe driving involves making sure your attention is on the road and on the events around your car. This may seem like common sense, but many drivers let themselves become distracted. There are three types of driver distraction.
- Visual Distraction
- Cognitive Distraction
- Manual Distraction
Visual distraction is when the visual attention of the driver is taken off the road. This happens when a driver is looking at an accident, reading a map, or texting while driving.
Cognitive distraction occurs when the driver’s mind is taken off the road. This happens when the driver is deep in thought or paying close attention to a conversation either with a passenger or on the phone.
Manual distraction is when a driver takes his or her hands off the steering wheel when adjusting the radio, picking up a drop item, or adjusting the controls in a the car.
Driver distraction is not the only cause of auto accidents. Other common causes of auto accidents include:
- Construction zones
- Weather conditions
- Driver fatigue
- Road hazards
- Inexperienced drivers
- Driver intoxication
- Speeding or slowing suddenly
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