Why are rear-end collisions so common on interstate highways?

I commute every day to work on the interstate and the ride is about an hour. I’d say that about once a week, I see a rear-end collision on the interstate, but I’m not sure why. Why would rear-end collisions be more common on interstate highways?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of collision no matter where you are. But rear-end collisions are so common on interstate highways because of a number of factors, including:
  • High rates of speed mixed with low-speed vehicles
  • Speeding
  • Traffic congestion that causes interstate traffic to come to a stop
  • Construction zones
  • Distracted driving or poor use of cruise control
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