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.