The Most Common Causes of Serious Vehicle Accidents
When it comes to accidents, it's not a matter of if they could happen, but when. Road accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Drivers get distracted with their phones or get behind the wheel when they are too tired or had one drink too many. When an accident or collision happens, having the right team on your side can help you prepare for the unexpected. Here are the most common causes of serious vehicle accidents.
Have you ever looked over and seen a driver in another car looking at their phone? Putting on makeup? Eating or drinking coffee? While distracted driving can occur for various reasons, in Ohio, it's illegal to text while driving.
Even a small increase in speed can lead to a collision or, even worse, a fatal injury. Don't put yourself or others at risk by speeding. Pay attention to posted signs as speed limits can vary by neighborhood. In Ohio, speeding is a minor misdemeanor, and you could get slapped with a $150 fine for your first or second offense. You also might add demerit points to your driving record.
Alcohol or Drugs
When you get behind the wheel, you are responsible for everyone in your car. If you feel like you've had too much to drink and need to get home, call a friend, or use a ride-sharing app. Know your limits. Keep in mind that you can still fail a sobriety test the next morning after drinking.
While you may want to push yourself to stay awake and keep driving, if you feel drowsy, pull over. Driving while tired not only puts your life at risk but also puts others' lives on the road at risk.
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