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What Causes Road Accidents?

What Causes Road Accidents? This must never happen again." 25 the coroner said after the world's first automobile-related fatality But unfortunately a lot of people have died in vehicle-related accidents since then. Million Fatalities But what exactly causes so many road accidents? Design Defects Common auto defects such as tire defects, defective design in vehicles can be make vehicles more prone to rollovers, seatbelt defects and defective airbags. Adverse Weather Conditions Inclement weather means you'll need more time to come to a stop, so when the weather gets bad be sure to leave extra room between the car in front of you and slow down. Tailgating Many fatal car accidents have occurred when a motorist was driving dangerously close to an- other car at high speeds and thus they couldn't react in time when the car in front of them ap- plied their brakes suddenly. Drunk Driving In 2004, an estimated 16,654 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes with an average of one death almost every half-hour. Drunk drivers are re- sponsible for 30% of all fatal crashes. Distracted Driving Around 50% of all motor vehicle crashes in USA have driver distraction as their root cause. According to one study, driving and talking on a cell phone at the same time quadruples the risk of crashing. DRIVE SAFELY. soloautos 713774-4719 Infografix by Clixlogix | Copyright © 2015 1 [email protected]

What Causes Road Accidents?

shared by VeronicaReyes on Jun 13
After the world's first automobile-related fatality, which occurred in London in 1896, the coroner said: "This must never happen again." Little did he know that from then on, some 25 million people wo...


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