Top Causes of Driving Accidents

At AYB Law we pride ourselves on providing only the best and most comprehensive service when tackling your legal disputes; be that an accident at work or seeking hit and run compensation, our team of lawyers are here to work for you. With the weather making conditions more hazardous for drivers and the days getting shorter, we felt it apt to provide you with some information regarding some of the most common causes of car crashes so that you don’t become part of the statistic.

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A distracted driver is defined as one who has a lapse of attention to the road and their surroundings. This can take many forms, from illegal occurrences such as sending a text, answering a phone call or applying make-up, to the more innocent distractions, such as looking at scenery or dealing with a child passenger.

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Speeding

Another illegal activity which still occurs, speeding not only reduces the amount of time you have to respond to anything which may happen, but it also makes any potential crash and impact so much worse. According to research, it has been found that by increasing your speed from 40mph to 60mph, the energy released in a crash more than doubles.

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Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is illegal for a reason. The number of deaths and accidents caused through drink driving is staggering. Drinking before driving effects everything from concentration to your overall ability to drive and should quite simply be avoided. There is no excuse for driving drunk and it will land you in a lot more legal trouble than the risk and reward is worth.

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Fatigue

Drowsy drivers are not only hazardous to themselves, but to the other drivers around them. Symptoms associated with driving fatigue include anything from frequent yawning to heavy eyelids and can lead to the misjudging of situations as well as feeling irritable and day dreaming. Ways to avoid fatigue, other than being well rested, include sharing driving responsibilities and taking a break from driving every two hours.

Each area certainly bears thinking about when you are behind the wheel. The main issue being is that it doesn’t always have to be you that caused the crash for you to be involved in one, but that’s why AYB Law are here; to help you receive compensation for when you have a claim. So if you would like to speak to our professional team of lawyers, don’t hesitate to contact us on 00800 0443 495, where we are always eager to swing the balance of justice in direction it ought to be.