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10/06/2020
We all want to avoid getting into a car accident that can put our and other people's safety in peril. To learn the most common reasons for car wrecks and how to avoid them, read this post by Les Berkenpas in Byron Center.

Driving a vehicle comes with some risks. After all, you're driving a complex machine and an error on your part or due to other factors can put your and other people's well-being in peril. So much so, that the Association for Safe International Road Travel states that over 37, 000 Americans die in car crashes every year. This is a chilling fact that doesn't even include the number of people who are seriously injured or have their lives ruined because of a car accident. Needless to say, you must drive around as safely as possible to avoid being part of that statistic. To learn what the most common reasons for car accidents are and how you can steer clear of them.

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How to Avoid Common Reasons for Car Crashes

Being Distracted - Always Pay Attention to the Road

The first reason why accidents take place on the road is that drivers are distracted. However, the situation on the road can change from one second to the next, which is why you can't be distracted with your phone, the radio, or other external stimuli when you're driving. To make sure that you react appropriately and promptly to any arising situation when you're driving, you need to pay attention to the road at all times.

Ignoring Traffic Signs - Follow Traffic Rules

Some people think that traffic signs are suggestions on how to drive (if they notice them at all). Still, they should understand that those traffic signs are put in those places because they give you tips on how to drive safely through those roads. So, next time that you think about running a 'Stop' sign or going over the speed limit, think about how many accidents have happened because of those indiscretions.

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Neglecting the Weather - Drive According to the Weather

Driving can be dangerous enough as it is, but some certain conditions and factors can make it all the riskier and difficult. For example, rain or snow can make the roads slippier, meaning you aren't able to drive your vehicle as usual. For that reason, when you see the weather is starting to turn, you should enforce new driving techniques (like keeping more space between you and other objects), so you can remain safe.

A Malfunctioning Vehicle - Maintain Your Car Perfectly

Though this isn't the most common reason for car wrecks, a malfunctioning vehicle can still put you and others in peril. Faulty breaks, an overheated engine, or damaged tires can lead to difficult situations on the road. That's why you must take your vehicle in to be inspected with some regularity. Moreover, you should pay attention to your vehicle and how it works, so you can notice, address, and fix issues promptly.

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Driving Drunk or High - Never Drive Under the Influence

It should go without saying that driving under the influence is a dangerous and reckless practice that you should never engage in. When you're high or drunk, you can react appropriately, control your body effectively, and your judgment is clouded. If you find yourself drunk or high, you can either wait to sober up, have a sober companion give you a ride, or use another method of transportation (the bus, a taxi, or other) to keep you and others safe.

Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel - Stay Well-Rested

The final common reason for car wrecks is that the driver falls asleep behind the wheel. There's no need to explain why this is incredibly dangerous, but when you're very tired or asleep your senses, your judgment, and your motor skills aren't up to par. If you're feeling drowsy behind the wheel, your best bet is to stop driving. Caffeinated or sugary drinks won't be the answer. You're better off passing the wheel onto somebody else or stopping to recharge your batteries before you keep going.

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