However much automobile technology advances, driving is still a human activity and therefore is subject to human capability. Unfortunately, every year, there are thousands of fatalities due to traffic accidents and even more, possibly countless numbers of injuries, not to mention accidents where the only damage is done to the car. Here are some of the major causes of motor accidents.
Drunk driving is the primary worldwide cause of motor accidents. Alcohol can blur vision and inhibit clear thinking and even in small amounts response times may be impaired without you realising it. There are limits and guidelines but reactions to alcohol are completely individual so what’s the best way to ensure you are safe ? NEVER drink and drive
2. Carelessness and disrespect
Road signs and traffic laws are not there to inconvenience the driver but to ensure that roads are safe for all users including pedestrians. They control traffic flow and also provide guidance on road and driving conditions including permanent features such as bends, inclines and junctions. Ignoring road signs, speed limits and red lights is one of the top causes of accidents.
3. Lack of focus
Many accidents are caused simply by drivers not concentrating on the road. So much of the driving experience is watching what other drivers are doing and maybe other non-driving factors such as a sudden weather change, unexpected obstructions or someone running in front of you. You can’t assume that everyone is fully aware of what they are doing, as quite clearly, often they are not. Stop daydreaming and if you’re having a conversation with a passenger, this is one time when eye contact is not appropriate.