What are the Leading Causes of Auto Accidents?

The U.S. Census reported that, in 2009, there were more than 10 million auto accidents reported in the U.S.  Of those, more than 33,000 resulted in death. According to a report published by the CDC in 2013, auto accidents were the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., with 130,557 fatalities reported as a result of an auto accident.  Unfortunately, the number of fatalities has increased drastically.  With these alarming numbers, it may be a good idea to consider the leading causes of auto accidents. Negligence of Other Drivers The sad truth is, the greatest threat on the road is other drivers.  Their negligence accounts for more accidents and more deaths than anything else.  The problem is, there are so many different ways that others can drive negligently, and all of those ways are extremely dangerous.  Just a few common examples of driver negligence that leads to auto accidents include: Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs Driving while drowsy or fati


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