Car accidents are dangerously prevalent in the United States. While many of them result in simple collisions that aren’t life-threatening, many also result in injury or even wrongful death.
The following list below are some of the most common causes of car accidents and how you can prevent them from happening when you’re behind the wheel.
- Distracted Driving
In 2015 alone, distracted driving caused the deaths of 3,477 people. Distracted driving is considered the number one cause of death and injury in car accidents. When a driver is distracted, it’s typically caused by cell phone use, such as talking or texting, or eating food. By diverting your attention away from the road, you’re losing reaction time to potential dangers or collisions.
Turn your cell phone