Stay Safe By Avoiding These Car Accident Causes
Over the summer, your car gives you the opportunity to head to the beach for the day or head on a longer road trip. You are probably excited about your summer fun, and it would be a real shame to have it spoiled by a car accident, even one as minor as a fender bender. To help you stay safe—and ensure you have a good time—avoid these common causes of car accidents.
- Distracted Driving: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that at any moment during the day, 660,000 drivers are using handheld electronics while behind the wheel. When compounded by the music playing in their car, the food they are trying to eat, the conversation they are having with a passenger, and other driving distraction, it is no surprise that distracted driving is a very common cause of accidents. When you are driving, focus on the road.
- Impaired Driving: It is not new news that driving under the influence—whether of drugs or alcohol—is dangerous. Sometimes after a few drinks, you forget about this hazard. To help you remember and put away your keys, think of the 15,000 people who are killed by impaired drivers each year. Just do not drink or do drugs and drive.
- Speeding: You may be in a hurry to get to your summer fun, but speeding is a serious danger. Excessive speed kills an average of 10,000 people a year. Slow down, and you can save a life.
Unfortunately, you cannot educate every other driver on the road about these common car accident causes. If you do find yourself in an accident, would your auto insurance—and your auto insurance agent—make getting back on the road a snap? To ensure you have the coverage you need this summer and beyond, contact Bisson Insurance Services in Yorba Linda, California.