Your chance of getting into a car accident may be higher than you think. We break it down for you in this article.
At some point in your life, you will probably be in a car accident. Even if you drive defensively, you never know what other drivers are going to do—or whether they are putting you at risk with their decisions.
When it comes to driving, even short distances, it’s best to be prepared in case you get into an accident.
Your Chance of Getting into a Car Accident
In a study conducted by Esurance, your chances of getting into a car accident are 1 in 366 for every 1,000 miles you travel. It’s important to understand that your chances of getting into a car accident depend on your age, where you reside, and many other factors.
In Florida, the chance of getting into a car accident seems much higher than in other areas. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Florida has one of the highest rates of fatal accidents in the country. In 2019, Florida had a population of 21,477,737 and experienced 2,950 fatal car accidents.
If you want to try to avoid getting hurt in an accident, these are some of the causes to look out for.
The Top Causes of Car Accidents
1. Distracted Driving
As we become more and more dependent on technology in our lives, distracted driving becomes a bigger problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that over 26,000 people died between 2012-2019 because of distracted driving.
If you are going to use your phone while you drive, be sure to use a hands-free device. Never text while driving.
2. Drunk Driving
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol caused almost a third of fatal car accidents in 2016. You should never drink and drive, even if you have only had a few drinks. If you notice a friend trying to drive after drinking, you should intervene.
Speeding is another contributor to fatal car accidents. The faster you are traveling while driving, the higher your chance of getting into a car accident. Furthermore, car accidents that happen at higher rates of speed are more likely to result in serious injury and loss of life.
Not only does speeding put your life in danger—it endangers the lives of other drivers on the road.
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