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Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Auto accidents are caused by numerous factors. Some of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents on California’s roads are provided below. If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries due to an auto accident and seek answers to any legal questions, feel free to contact our law offices toll free 1-888-999-9394.

Most Common Causes of Car Accident on California Roads

Distracted Driving: According to numerous studies, distracted driving is the most common cause of motor vehicle collisions. Common distractions while driving on the road include: use of mobile phones, eating, applying makeup, talking to other passengers and using hand held devices (text messaging).

Driving While Sleepy  – Drive Fatigue: Driver fatigue is most likely to stroke individual drivers between the hours of 2:00 am and 6:00 am. If you are feeling tired and your eyes start to feel heavy, it is advisable to refrain from driving altogether and find a different mode of transportation.

Aggressive Driving  – Speeding: Ignoring speed limits accounts for tens of thousands of auto accidents each year.  Other common aggressive driving tactics resulting in auto accidents include: tailgating, illegal lane change and disregarding traffic lights, such as running a red light.

Driving Under the Influence: Driving under the influence of alcohol and or other narcotic substance is one of the most common causes of car accidents amongst young drivers.