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2 car accident facts that motorists overlook

The roads of Atlanta are dangerous. Each day, thousands of motorists risk injury and death while trying to steer clear of impaired, distracted and reckless drivers. According to USA Today, 2017 is the second year in a row, more than 40,000 people lost their lives to traffic collisions

Car accidents are traumatic and happen so often that commuters spend a significant amount of time sitting in traffic. Here are a few facts on common reasons motor vehicle collisions happen. 

Distractions kill 

Motorists must pay attention to the task of driving. However, many car accidents involve distractions. A few common ways drivers occupy themselves when on the roads is with their cellphones, by eating and talking with passengers. Traffic, road and weather conditions are always changing; so are the positions of vehicles on the roads. Motorists who are not fully attentive to driving can crash. Those who do crash can end up with serious car accident injuries. Some collisions are deadly. The Insurance Information Institute, Inc. reports that distracted drivers killed more than 34,000 individuals in 2016. 

Car accidents maim 

There are many factors that affect the way victims are injured in car accidents. Accident reconstruction specialists and forensic experts base their findings on vehicle speed, road, weather and traffic conditions, vehicle make and condition and if distractions, alcohol or drugs were involved. People who survive care accidents may have lasting injuries. 

Many motor vehicle collisions happen because of human and mechanical error. With proper care and prevention, motorists can decrease the number of road fatalities and injuries that occur in car accidents.

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