Awareness is the key to reduce motor vehicle collision risk, and it is natural to settle into a sort of subconscious rhythm after driving for several years. We take for granted our underlying assumption the people with whom we share the road are conscientious and cautious. Most are. So, what are 6 common causes of Louisville car accidents?
There are 6 common causes of Louisville car accidents which lead to serious injuries. Increasing your awareness of others while driving can help you to avoid these mistakes and the risks of other drivers who may choose these behaviors:
Distracted Driving – distracted driving has become one of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents in recent years. You shouldn’t be distracted by anything when you are driving. Try to keep your eyes moving and don’t fixate on distractions such as billboards or any one direction for very long. Secure and silence your cell phone and avoid other risky behaviors such as putting on makeup or eating while driving.
Tailgating – Rear end car accidents resulting in injury are unfortunately common across the Louisville area. Everyone is in a hurry these days, but driving too close to the vehicle in front of you can result in a painful injury accident, especially as the weather becomes more inclement.
Inattentiveness to Animals – We are heading into a season where deer are more common on our roads, and small wild creatures of all types can come out into your path at any time. Monitoring the side of the road on a regular basis can help to avoid an unexpected surprise from an animal.
Speeding – speeding is always going to rank as one of the 6 common causes of Louisville car accidents. Allow plenty of time to arrive at your destination and remember that speeding will not make provide much of a time savings at all, especially on local trips.
DUI and Impaired Driving – Impairment from alcohol or prescription drugs is still a DUI under Kentucky law. DUI related injury car accidents often result in the most serious injuries and unfortunately fatal collisions.
Disobeying Traffic Laws – Kentucky traffic laws are there to ensure all of our safety. Observe traffic control devices, especially when entering an intersection or when approaching a “T” intersection. Take a second look and signal before changing lanes or turning to avoid an unwelcome accident or injury.
If you or someone you love is injured in a Louisville car accident we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation. We hope these precautions help to keep you safer as you travel.