5 Big Mistakes Drivers Can Make That Lead to Car Accidents
There is no way to prevent 100% of car accidents but there some actions drivers can take that make accidents more likely. Keep reading to learn about give of the biggest mistakes a driver can make and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 if you are in need of a free legal consultation from an experienced personal injury attorney.
1. Driving While Impaired
It is difficult to imagine that there is a driver in the United States who does not understand how dangerous it is to drive if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, according to the statistics, a person is injured every two seconds in this country in a drunk driving accident. This is a problem even amongst commercial drivers.
2. Driving While Distracted
There are strict laws in California prohibiting drivers from using mobile devices while driving – and for good reason. Distracted driving is now one of the top causes of accidents in California and throughout the United States. However, mobile devices are not the only thing that can distract drivers. Grooming, eating, and reaching for items are all things that can cause distracted driving accidents.
3. Driving While Fatigued
Most people have no idea just how dangerous fatigued driving can be. The truth is that the more studies are done, the more obvious it becomes that it is one of the most dangerous things a driver can do. In fact, it appears that driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving while drunk. This is not just because a driver may fall asleep while driving, but the very act of being drowsy slows down reaction times to the point that an accident may become more likely.
4. Driving Aggressively
It is not uncommon for a driver to become impatient on the road but when that impatience grows to aggressiveness, it can be dangerous for everyone. There are many potential aggressive driving methods that can lead to accidents, such as speeding, not allowing motorcycles to lane split, tailgating, flashing lights at other drivers, and following drivers.
5. Breaking Laws
Traffic laws are there for a reason: To keep everyone safe. When drivers speed, do not follow the rules at stop signs, run red lights, make illegal lane changes, and otherwise break the laws of the road, they put themselves and everyone else in danger.
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Have you been injured in a car accident in California? Was someone else at fault? Whether they were involved in one of the above mistakes or the accident happened for entirely different reasons, you can count on Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas to help you through this process. Contact us now at 909-982-0707 and request your free legal consultation from an experienced attorney.