Main factors that cause traffic accidents

calendar 16/10/2015

There are few main factors that cause traffic accidents and should be known to any truck driver, as they are people who spends most of their working time on the road.

These top reasons are not only natural inevitable obstacles like rain, ice, fog, snow and deadly curves, but also distracted driving, night driving and drowsy driving ­ things that you can generally avoid. According to numbers, accidents percentage decreases drastically when switching from manual to automatic transmissions, since manuals require more attention from the driver, thus increasing the chances for an accident. Driver's fatigue is also an important risk factor for traffic accidents, that's why the length of time a driver may spend operating a CMV is limited by a set of rules known as the hours of service (HOS). These laws are designed to protect the general motoring public by reducing accidents caused by driver fatigue.

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