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Here are the most common causes of car accidents in the US. Each and every one is entirely preventable or has things that drivers can do to mitigate their risks of causing a car wreck.
Companies that employ fleets of truck drivers – and the drivers themselves – are not above altering driving logs. They have motivation to alter or falsify logs so they don’t have to pay as much, or at all in the event a truck driver causes a wreck.
At a high level, they found 87% of the accidents were caused by the driver. Just 10% happened as a result of something wrong with the vehicle. Only 3% happened because of “environmental” factors.
The study showed that during the pre-enactment period, 317 Georgia drivers aged 16 were involved in a fatal crash, compared to 230 in the post-enactment period. Speed-related fatal crashes were reduced by 42%, and alcohol-related fatal crashes decreased almost 60%.
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