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Causes of Car Accidents

According to the experts, the major causes of car accidents are due to driver accidents. Mere a slight distraction such as talking on mobile phones, using electric razors or laptops that drivers do while driving can lead to a sever car accidents. These are the reasons which compel drivers to take their eyes off the road for even a second for causing, if not deadly but serious accidents. Therefore, many counties have banned the use of mobile phones while driving a vehicle and people are using hands free ear phone as its alternative. The use of light weight ear bud allows the drivers to carry on their conversation without any kind of distraction.

Another serious cause of car accidents is when a driver attempts to drive a vehicle after drinking. The alcoholic effect does raise mayhem for a while and any individual with alcohol level of .01 in his/her blood is deemed as unfit for driving. Intake of alcohol may develop drowsiness, inability to measure distances, loss of focus and reaction at times.

Tailgating and rubbernecking are other potential causes of car accidents that are practised dangerously by many people while they drive. Rubbernecking happens when drivers slow their car suddenly to look anything unusual like another accident on the road. When a driver quickly slow down his or her car, the driver behind that car usually does not get enough time to stop his car running behind it and as a result in the rear end collision, it turn into severe car accidents. This is similarly applicable for tailgating in which the driver following might not get enough time or distance to stop the car and turn into fatal accident. These two potential reasons for car accidents are very common these days especially among youth people.

Although the probability of car accidents depend upon driver’s behaviour, but conditions like mechanical failure and the road conditions can’t be neglected which also causes severe accidents. The number of people dyeing due to car accidents is increasing day by day. However, there are some technical solutions have introduced in an attempt to aid these problems and in a contribution to reduce the death rate because of automobile accidents. The technology like proximity monitors help drivers to estimate the distance between two cars, sobriety detectors which determines the amount of alcohol concentration in the drivers and drifting monitors alert the drivers when the car drifts to the extreme of one side of the highway or the other, have possibly reduced the rate of accidents occurring everyday.

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