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Common causes of motor vehicle accidents to avoid

San Antonio residents know that motor vehicle accidents are common on the I-35 corridor. Car collisions can lead to injury or death, as well as cost drivers significant time and money.

To stay safe on the road, drivers should understand the common causes that lead to motor vehicle accidents.

Distracted driving

Distracted driving is among the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. According to the CDC, distractions occur when drivers take their eyes off the road, their hands off the steering wheel and their mind off of driving. Texting, drowsiness and passengers are common distractions for drivers.

Inclement weather

Rain, ice, wind and other unfavorable weather conditions can make otherwise safe roads dangerous. Drivers should avoid operating a vehicle during inclement weather when possible. If a driver must venture out during bad conditions, he or she should exercise additional caution and drive at a reduced speed.

Reckless driving

Drivers who operate a vehicle irresponsibly risk injury to themselves and others. Excessive speed is a common factor in crashes and contributes to a third of all motor vehicle fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Other examples of reckless driving include:

  • Following too closely
  • Running red lights
  • Neglecting to use turn signals
  • Passing improperly
  • Failing to yield to oncoming traffic

Additionally, operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol significantly increases the likelihood of a car accident.

Not all collisions are avoidable. Drivers who have been in an accident should pull over immediately, seek medical attention for injuries, contact their insurance provider and file a police report.

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