According to statistics, more than 100,000 people involved in motor vehicle accidents in Ontario every year.
This is a serious concern in Canada, North America and the entire World. Please read about main causes of motor vehicles and think of your driving habits.
Distracted driving is still the leading cause of car accidents in America. Distractions may include but not limited to: texting, talking on the phone, browsing the Internet, switching music, eating, reading, grooming. It’s proven that drivers who use hand-held gadgets are 400% more likely to get into a car accident than the ones that use hands-free devices and pay attention to the situation on the road. That’s is hard to believe but people who usually text message while driving are 23! times more likely to get into an collision. That is a risk for your safety or your life, and lives of other drivers or pedestrians. Always stay focused and pay attention to the road and situation ahead.
Today World is full of opportunities, fast-paced and energetic so you have to be fast and determined every day. But before mentioned points are not in any way related to driving. On the road, excessive speed is your main enemy. According to studies, speeding is one of the main causes of motor vehicle accidents nowadays. Speeding is at fault in about 30% of all car accidents in America. Take your time and slow down, and most likely you will get where you need without any complications. Considering usual average driving distance, you may save up to 10 minutes of time risking with getting insured or even loosing the most precious you have – your own life, additionally increasing the risk of putting another person in danger. Don’t speed – drive safe.
DUI or driving under the influence is one of the most dangerous factors increasing the number of motor vehicle victims today. Drivers willingly put themselves and other individuals (pedestrians, other drivers, motorcyclists and bicyclists) in great danger. More than 1 million drivers a year getting arrested in relation with DUI every year. Accidents caused by impaired drivers are COMPLETELY preventable. Getting a taxi cab or having a designated driver could potentially save yours or somebody else’s life. Hiding your friends’ car keys may be a great idea if you suspect they are too intoxicated to drive.
Other top causes
- Animals crossing
- Bad weather
- Dangerous / careless driving
- Fatigued drivers
- Following too closely
- Street racing
Drive safe – be safe