Monday, June 12, 2017

Major Car Accident Causes and How Oklahoma’s Laws Aid Prevention

Every year, nearly 200,000 people die in the United States due to injury and violence. More than 33,700 of them were caused by motor vehicle crashes. According to the data published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 600 of those deaths occurred in the state of Oklahoma. When compared to the state’s 4 million population it means 1 in every 6,000 people are at risk of losing their lives in a traffic collision each year.

Unfortunately, nearly all car crashes are caused by some form of human error. People need to anticipate other drivers’ behavior and take care so they won’t be involved with the same errors. Accidents can inflict damages, pain, and frustration both to yourself and other people. The behaviors discussed below are some of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. Study them closely so you know what to avoid.

Distracted Driving

The National Safety Council said that the use of smartphones while driving account for 25% fatal car crashes. Even so, they also admit that this number is severely underreported.

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