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Causes of Accident

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Causes of Getting in Any Type of Accident
Glodet Policarpe
Strayer University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
English Composition 115
Dr. Aaron Miller
February 27, 2011

Car accident injuries can occur because of driver distractions, cell phone usage, and excessive speed. Getting into a car accident can lead to several unwanted consequences, including permanent injuries, loss of earnings, etc. Motor vehicle accidents are a major cause of death in the United States. Some accidents are just what the word implies, but many could be avoided. Knowing the major causes of crashes can help drivers improve their chances of steering clear of them. Driver distractions are the leading cause of most auto accidents. As a result, police everywhere have begun aggressively ticketing people that engage in distracted driving and endanger other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. In order to safely drive a car, you must give the road your full attention. Distracted driving is especially dangerous because, whereas drunk driving usually occurs at night, automobile accidents caused by distracted drivers can happen all day. It’s a scary thought. Cell phone use has become so popular these days that many times we do not realize how often we are utilizing our cell phones. Cell phone use while driving has increased so significantly within the last few years that, at any time during the day, as many as 10 percent of all drivers are using a hand-held or hands-free phone. Using a headset or a Bluetooth cell phone is not necessarily safer than hand-held cell phone usage. Voice activated systems are, however, less risky if drivers need not take their eyes off the road or their hands off the steering wheel often or for long periods of time. Some believe that an absolute cell phone ban while driving is safer and more practical for everyone on the road.

You’ve seen them on the highway. Many drivers ignore the speed limit and drive 10, 20, and sometimes 30 mph over the limit. Speed...