Though many of us drive on a daily basis, we must not forget the importance of focus and safety while driving. Driving a vehicle is a serious responsibility and if not treated as such, can lead to car accidents, injury, and death. In the United States alone:
- More than 90 people die in car crashes every day- that is over 32,000 every year.
- 3 million people are injured in car accidents each year.
- 2 million people experience permanent injuries from car accidents.
Vehicle crashes result in injury, property damage, and death. Clearly car accidents are a major issue in our society, and proper precautions need to be taken to lower these statistics and save victims from more injury and death. Many of these accidents are caused by distracted or intoxicated drivers.
TOP CAUSES OF VEHICLE CRASHES
Distracted driving becomes more of an epidemic each year. Operating a motor vehicle takes concentration and taking your eyes off of the road for as little as a second can cost you or someone else their life. 1 out of 3 people texts while driving and become 23 times more likely to crash while texting and driving.
If you need to look away from the road for an emergency pull over. Other than an emergency there is no reasonable excuse to be on your phone. Distracted driving is against the law and can cost you much more than just a ticket.
Driving Under the Influence
Driving while on drugs or under the influence of alcohol is another leading cause of car accidents. Your ability to make sound decisions lessens when under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Safe driving requires the ability to concentrate, make sound judgments, and react quickly to unexpected situations, all of which cannot be done properly while intoxicated.
Speeding and reckless driving
The speed limits are set for drivers’ safety. Not only is speeding against the law, but speeding also makes it more difficult to stop quickly or pivot for obstacles. Reckless driving such as speeding, quick lane changes, neglecting to use signals, and running stop lights all increase your risk of a car crash.
DRIVING SAFELY SAVES LIVES
When you get into the driver’s seat of a vehicle you are held accountable for keeping you and your passengers safe. This means following the laws, staying focused on the road, and making safe decisions.
If you have been involved in a car accident, call Rob Levine & Associates today. We will get you the compensation you deserve from your damages.