How to Avoid Car Accidents: 7 Most Common Causes to Know

In Wisconsin, there are an average of 136,000 car accidents every year. The causes of car accidents are not always clear, but some are more common than others. Here are the ones we see the most.

Distracted drivers are commonly using their cell phones behind the wheel, eating, drinking, or just spacing out. · Stay off of your phone · Don’t eat and drive · Keep your eyes on the road at all times,    no matter what

1. Distracted Driving

On average, speeding accounts for almost 20,000 Wisconsin car accidents every year. · Follow all Wisconsin car accident laws · Don’t go more than 5-10 mph over the    speed limit · Keep emotions out of your driving    habits · Keep a reasonable distance between    you and other drivers

2. Speeding and Reckless Driving

Drunk driving accidents account for nearly 6,000 collisions on Wisconsin roadways every year and around 160 fatal car accidents. The repercussions of drunk driving may follow you for the rest of your life.

3. Drunk Driving

Tailgating decreases the safety margin between you and the car in front of you and leaves little room for reaction. Keep emotions out of the vehicle and maintain a safe distance.

4. Tailgating and Aggressive Driving

Drivers must take extra care to ensure they are properly adapted to the road conditions and are driving safely: · Make sure your vehicle is up to date on    maintenance · Use snow tires · Drive slower in extreme weather · Keep a safe distance between you and    other  drivers

5. Weather Conditions

Experts say that fatigued/drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. If you feel your eyelids getting heavy behind the wheel, pull over to the nearest acceptable spot and nap or grab a coffee.

6. Fatigue and Drowsy Driving

Potholes, uneven surfaces, loose gravel, bad traffic signals, inadequate signage, poor lighting, and construction can all pose serious challenges on Wisconsin roadways. Do your best to navigate them with caution.

7. Poor Road Conditions

Your first move is to get in touch with an experienced Wisconsin car accident attorney to discuss your situation and determine your options. At Mahony Law, we offer FREE consultations to victims of Wisconsin car accidents.

What Happens if You’ve Been Injured in a Car Accident?

Read the full post to learn more about the top causes of car accidents in Wisconsin.

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