The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports an average of 10 million accidents per year, and three out of every 1,000 involve at least one fatality. Unsurprisingly, rear-end collisions are some of the most common with about 1.7 million occurring each year.
Whichever is the case, rear-end collisions can almost always be avoided by following these tips:
To help you avoid becoming an intersection statistic, follow these tips:
Avoid causing a blind-spot accident by following these tips:
Accidents often happen as drivers are backing out of parking spots, driveways, and garages. Backup cameras certainly make these easier to avoid, but an over-reliance on them actually increases the likelihood of side-impact collisions.
This doesn’t mean backing collisions can’t be avoided, though—just follow these tips:
Follow these tips to avoid causing or being involved in a side-swipe accident:
6. Single-vehicle accident
However, these tips can help you avoid getting into one:
Avoid low-speed accidents by following these tips:
You can increase your chances of avoiding them altogether by following these tips:
Very often, multi-car accidents are caused by a chain reaction of rear-end collisions, but they can be caused by a number of situations. Multi-vehicle accidents can lead to some of the grisliest of injuries, especially when larger vehicles are involved.
The following tips can help you avoid finding yourself involved in one:
Thankfully, they’re less common than many other types of crashes, and often the easiest to avoid if you just follow these tips:
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