What Are The Factors That Cause Road Accidents?

Unfortunately, road accidents have been for as long as the automobile has existed. Countless lives have been lost, and many more have been permanently disabled as a result of traffic accidents. Road accidents have a variety of causes, all of which must be addressed. Knowing the most common causes of car accidents will help us drive more cautiously.

Driving While Distracted

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. The brain, contrary to popular belief, is incapable of focusing on more than one task at a time.

Texting While Driving

This means that whether a motorist is texting, chatting on the phone, grooming, reading, or even eating while driving, the brain is switching between tasks and is unable to focus on the road ahead.


We’ve all had drivers blast past us on the highway, even while we were travelling faster than the posted speed limit. It is not uncommon for drivers to exceed the posted speed limit. Keep in mind that your reaction time will be slower the quicker you drive.

Over Speeding

If you need to avoid an accident while driving beyond 130 kilometers per hour, the chances are that the collision will not be avoided at all.

Drunk Driving

Every day, approximately 29 people die as a result of drunk driving. However, as a result of recent educational efforts, the number of deaths connected to drunk driving has decreased.

Drinking While Driving

Running Stop Signs And Red Lights

Approximately 40% of car accidents happen at intersections, and the most common reason is running a red light or failing to stop at a stop sign.

Running A Red Light

It’s not worth risking harming or even killing yourself or others to skip the one to two minute (or less) delay.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving includes things like changing lanes too quickly, blatantly disrespecting the safety and/or property of others, and purposefully failing to follow safety precautions.

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving includes any combination of traffic offenses that endanger other drivers or property, including speeding.

Aggressive Driver


Sleepiness, drowsiness, or weariness can impede a driver’s ability to respond, react, or interpret driving circumstances competently.

Fatigued Driver

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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