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The most common causes of car accidents

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2023 | Injuries |

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has released a disturbing new study. It shows that car crashes in Connecticut and the rest of the nation are on the rise. More than 6.5 million crashes are reported on an annual basis. The results are more than 2.7 million injuries followed by more than 36,000 deaths.

Avoid distractions

One of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents is distracted driving. It doesn’t take much for a driver to lose focus while behind the wheel. You can get caught up in a conversation with a passenger or someone on the phone. This can cause you to stop paying attention to what is happening on the road, resulting in a fatal accident.

Safety experts recommend that you make use of Bluetooth or other hands-free devices while driving. Doing so will help you to keep your hands on the wheel. They also recommend that you never wear headphones while driving. You need to be able to hear potential dangers as they arise so that you can respond to them.

Don’t lose focus

There are many causes of distracted driving that you should avoid. It’s always a good idea to plan for rest stops for a long trip. Make sure to pull over and get a bite to eat. Take time to stretch your legs. This will help you to avoid falling asleep at the wheel.

One of the worst habits that many drivers have is rubbernecking at the scene of a crash or other incident. Sticking your head out of the window can expose you to serious dangers. There is also the fact that while looking backward you may miss a potential danger coming up in front of you.

The best way for you to avoid becoming an accident statistic is to exercise due caution at every step of your journey. Doing so will help save you a great deal of stress and money.