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Causes of the Most Deadly Car Accidents

Did you know that about 90 people die from road accidents in the United States every day? The NHTSA reports that there are thousands of crash-related deaths every year. Fatal car accidents can happen in multiple or single vehicles. While many people only sustain injuries, others die. They may suffer long-term disabilities long after the accident. Here are a few major causes of the most deadly car accidents. 

  1.       Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is the most significant cause of deadly car accidents. It is especially dangerous for young and inexperienced drivers. There are many forms of distraction. They include reaching for something at the back of the car, texting, speaking on the phone, and playing with your radio. 

When on the road, a few seconds may be enough to cause significant damage. If you need to do something, it would be best to pull over and complete it before you continue driving. If you are feeling tired or dizzy, get some time to rest or let someone else drive. Turn off your mobile phone or use hands-free devices. 

  1.       Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive driving is any type of driving that demonstrates a disregard for the safety of other road users. Common types of aggressive driving include:

  • Failure to yield
  • Unsafe and unlawful speed
  • Following other vehicles at an unsafe distance
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Illegal or unsafe lane changes

If you are on the road with an aggressive driver, don’t attempt to pass them. Remain behind them and change lanes when it’s safe. If they are driving behind you, stay calm and adhere to safety laws. Call 911 if you believe that you may be in danger. 

  1.       Inclement Weather

Inclement weather is a common cause of deadly road accidents. Hail, snow, high winds, and heavy rains can make your driving conditions difficult. Be extra careful and adhere to all the primary regulations. Be flexible and go only as fast as the conditions allow. If you feel unsure, pull over and wait until the weather conditions are better. Being late is a lot better than being in an accident. 

  1.       Improper Turns and Wrong-Way 

Making improper turns and other mistakes can cause road accidents. Even though everyone can make mistakes, it is essential to be careful. A simple wrong turn could cost you your life. Pay attention to the road signs and beware of anomalies on your way. This is especially important when traveling in foreign areas. 

You are also likely to get into an accident if you fail to get on the right lane when turning. It is important to obey traffic signals and use turn signals properly. Respect the right of the way at all times.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney 

Unfortunately, there are lots of deadly accidents in Tucson every year. If your loved one gets into a deadly car accident, consider seeking help from a Tucson car accident attorney.

They will examine the details of the accident and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. The best attorneys are experienced and committed. They are willing to represent your best interest. 

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