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Car tips & advice | 11.08.2014 - 08:35

Top 5 Causes of Traffic Accidents

Some people are amazing drivers and they can be trusted to drive at any time. However, there are those who are not that good and there are those who are just terrible and barely fit to drive.

Some people are amazing drivers and they can be trusted to drive at any time. However, there are those who are not that good and there are those who are just terrible and barely fit to drive. The truth is, all of those people are behind the wheel and all of them participate in the traffic. Traffic accidents are inevitable from time to time. However, you have to do your best to reduce the chances of being in one to the minimum. Here are the most common causes of traffic accidents so you can check them out and try not to get into something like that.

Drunk Driving

You will see numerous ads, billboards and commercials on the topic of drunk driving. This is among the most frequent reasons for causing the traffic accidents. Even the very small amounts of alcohol in your blood stream may make all the difference between coming home safely and having an accident. Alcohol works in many ways. First of all, it reduces your reflexes and control over your muscles. It also reduces your ability to react quickly and in time. On the other hand, it lowers your inhibitions and makes you believe that you are quite capable of driving and doing everything else. The combination of these two things can be dangerous or even lethal for you and for anybody else who happens to be near you while you are drunk driving.

Sleeping Behind the Wheel

Another big illusion that experienced drivers have is that they can drive for much longer than they actually can. Just remember that even the law forbids the professional drivers to drive after a certain period of time and that they are obliged to take rest whether they want it or not. If the professional drivers need enough sleep to drive, so do you. Some of those drivers say that if you feel like you are about to fall asleep, that means that you’ve been sleeping behind the wheel for the last two minutes without realizing it. Get some rest and have a break if you feel tired.

Distractions

This really cannot be stressed enough – leave your mobile phone while you are driving! All the models today have the Bluetooth technology that allows you do talk hands free and keep your eyes on the road. However, texting takes too much of your attention and that means that you should either postpone your reply or just pull over if it is necessary to text back immediately. No text is that important to keep your eyes and your attention off the road.

Health Issues

There are people with health issues that may become problem while driving. One of those issues is bad vision as the most obvious cause of accidents while driving. This is especially case with the drivers over 50, or those that have poor night vision. However, some of these problems are easily solved with laser vision correction. If you have to drive much and you have this kind of problem, it is necessary that you do something about it because even the safety of the strangers is in your hands.

Each driver needs to remember that they are not alone in the traffic and that there are many other people there as well, whose safety and health depend on them. Therefore, being a proper driver means taking care of yourself and at the same time, taking care of all the other participants in the traffic. With all that in mind, do your best to keep the roads safe for everybody and yourself.


 


 

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