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TOP CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS

TOP CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS

94% of collisions were caused by the driver of the vehicle while 2% were attributed to an issue with the vehicle according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

DRIVER-RELATED CAUSES
This study estimated that 94% or 2,046,000 collision were caused by the driver of the vehicle.

SPEEDING: 13.3% of accidents caused by going to fast for conditions or roadway. Speeding is easily on of the top causes of traffic collisions involving light vehicles.

DISTRACTED DRIVING: 17.7% of accidents were caused by distracted driving. Distracted driving is very prevalent among drivers now as people are texting and driving or utilizing other digital devices while on the road.

FATIGUE: 2.4%. People driving while tired is extremely dangerous and has a higher likelihood of involving a fatality.

VEHICLE RELATED CAUSES: Only 2% or 44,000 collisions were attributed to a defect or system failure with the vehicle

TIRES/WHEELS: 35%

BRAKES: 22%

STEERING/ENGINE/TRANSMISSION: 3%

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS CAUSES: 2% or 52,000 collisions were attributed to roadway or weather

SLICK/ICED OVER ROADS: 26,000 or 50%

OBSTRUCTION IN ROAD: 9,000 or 17%

FOG/RAIN/SNOW: 5,000 or 4%

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