What is the most common cause of a car accident?

I know that drunk driving used to be the biggest cause of fatal accidents. What's the most common cause of car accidents, fatal or not?

“By a landslide, the most common cause of car accidents and car insurance claims is distracted driving.
Distracted driving be might anything that keeps you from giving the road your undivided attention, such as:
  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Messing with the radio
  • Taking your eyes off the wheel
Other leading causes of car accidents include:
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Weather conditions
  • Night driving
  • Poor merging
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 27, 2021
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