A Look at the Most Common Causes of Car Collisions

repair-2mEver year, hundreds of thousands of auto collisions are reported in the state of Arizona, resulting in billions of dollars’ worth of damage to the vehicles involved. While car crashes occur for many reasons, there are a few common factors that are frequently responsible for both minor and major collisions. Keep reading to discover the most common causes of car collisions and how you can avoid them to prevent auto accidents whenever you get behind the wheel.

Tailgating

Tailgating, or following the car in front of you too closely, may be an intentional or unintentional act. When you don’t leave enough space between the front of your car and the bumper of the car in front of you, sudden stops can leave you without sufficient time and distance to react properly, resulting in a rear-end collision. Rear-end collisions make up nearly 30% of all car accidents; thus, their prevention is a key factor in avoiding crashes while on the road. Try to leave at least one car length of space between yourself and any vehicle you’re following, and avoid the temptation to follow more closely if the car in front of you is moving slowly.

Speeding

Speeding is another common factor that often causes collisions. When you speed, you are also reducing the time you have to react to sudden changes in conditions or unexpected actions taken by other drivers. Even when you are the only car on the road, speeding can still increase your chances of an accident due to weather or unknown road conditions. Always follow posted speed limits and slow down in poor weather conditions, such as heavy rain or blowing dust, even if it means moving slower than the posted limit.

If you’ve been in a minor or major collision, National Auto Collision of Tucson can help you restore your vehicle and eliminate any damage. You can find out more about us and the top-quality auto repair services we offer by calling (520) 623-4959 or clicking through our comprehensive website.

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