If you look at the news on TV or newspapers, you will see several reports about car crashes every single day, and such accidents happen everywhere in the world. In South Dakota alone, there are certain places that are prone to car crashes, which include Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Spearfish, Brookings, and other areas.

There were many people who have incurred physical injuries; some even die because of car accidents. This is why every driver is advised to be very careful when they are out on the road.

Causes of car accidents

There are several causes of car crashes, and most of which are human error. So, if you are a driver yourself, you should be aware of these things. This way, you would know what to avoid.

Here are the most common causes of automobile car crashes:

Distracted driving

woman drivingDistracted driving is definitely on top of the list when it comes to the causes of car accidents. Whenever you take your eyes off the road or your hands off the steering wheel, you are inviting accident to happen. Therefore, it is extremely important that you focus when you are driving. Do not text on your phone or entertain calls. If you talk to your passenger, make sure that your eyes and mind are still on the road.

Drunk driving

We all know that driving under the influence of alcohol is a no-no. Aside from you will get a ticket if you get caught, you may also get into an accident which can take away your life. When you are buzzed, your mind won’t be as alert as it is when you are sober. Being drunk also hinders you from thinking properly. Therefore, it is not advisable that you insist on driving if you have alcohol in your system.

Going too fast

car in highway When you are behind the wheels, you should avoid being too aggressive. Make sure that you maintain the average speed especially if you are in a crowded area, or when you are approaching a sharp curve. If you are driving too fast and you don’t notice that someone or another vehicle is coming your way, the impact would be very strong that it would be impossible for you to survive the accident if it happens. The bottom line is, you should be responsible enough to know your limitations as a driver.