Almost every year, Texas is ranked as one of the most dangerous states when it comes to driving. Different agencies that look over car accident data find that Texas has one of the highest crashes per capita. So, what’s causing so many Texas to crash? Is it the roads? Unavoidable circumstances? While sometimes, these can be factors, it turns out most accidents are due to bad driving habits. Over 90% of all accidents are completely avoidable. So what are the most popular bad behaviors that cause so many people to end up in car crashes?
This probably doesn’t surprise anyone. As humans become busier, the more we try to multitask. Between, work and other responsibilities, people feel cramped for time. While driving, many people eat, text, or browse their social media feeds. This is an extremely dangerous behavior. You should never do anything to distract yourself while your driving. Of all the forms of distracted driving, phone use is the most popular. If you find yourself constantly being distracted by your phone, many devices have a “driving mode” option, to keep you focused on the road, instead of your phone. Anything that distracts your driving, will decrease your reaction time, making a crash more likely. So stick to only driving in your car, everything else can wait.
The only thing more popular than distracted driving is speeding. Theirs a reason theirs a speed limit on the road. According to the Department of Transportation, over 130,000 accidents we caused simply because a driver failed to control their speed. Speeding is one of the most dangerous things you can do on the road, and yet it is the most common driving violation. It’s the leading cause of traffic fatalities. Higher speed limits also lead to more crashes, according to the Institute of Highway Safety.
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