Avoidable Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen backing out of your drive way, or when a giant muffin falls onto the roof of your car. That’s why people have car insurance. While accidents happen everyday and to all different kinds of drivers, most of them can be avoided. To educate you on avoidable car accidents we put together a list of 7 common car accidents.Checkout leading accident causesĀ for more info.

1) Weather Related Accidents

Most people assume that weather related accidents are not “real car accidents”. Truth is many car insurance providers will rate a weather related accident as at-fault, which means a huge spike in premium when your policy renews. The best way to avoid these types of accidents are by driving defensively and using winter tires. Experienced drivers with good records can also add Accident Forgiveness to their policy, which will keep prevent their rates from increasing if they ever have an at fault claim.

2) Following Too Closely

This has to be the most preventable cause of accident. If you are following closely behind a driver, you will not give yourself time to react when they brake or stop. Even a little fender bender could increase your car insurance premium, so learn to be patience with slow drivers.

3) Roll Over accidents

This is a very serious type of accident. Drivers get into this type of accident by taking a curve at too high a speed or over correcting the steering wheel. Rollover speeds are usually between 65-95 KPH and drivers injuries are usually substantial.

4) Run Off

A run off collision is when a car runs off of the run because the driver is not paying attention. Usually drivers only drive into a tree or building. However there are documented cases of cars going over cliffs and into water. Lesson here, don’t get distracted while driving down the California coastline unless you’re Tony Stark.

5) Pedestrian/Bikes

Pedestrian and Bikes are hit too often when it could easily be avoided by drivers if they were paying close attention to the road.

6) Not checking your blind spot

The first thing that a new driver learns is to check their blind spots frequently. Unfortunately, too many drivers forget this lesson once they finish with their graduated license. Make sure to check your mirrors, over your shoulder and signal before you switch lanes. Simple enough.

7) Drunk Driving

If there is one car accident that should earn the driver a seat in a catapult its drunk driving. When you drive drunk you lose the ability to focus and function properly, making it VERY difficult to properly operate a vehicle.