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Leading Causes of Auto Collisions and Tips for Avoiding Them

Last updated 5 years ago

Most car accidents are events that could have been avoided with the proper precautions. As one of the premier auto body and collision repair centers in Arizona, we’ve seen many cars and have met many drivers that have been through numerous different types of auto collisions. Here is a look at some of the most common reasons for auto collisions:

Distracted Driving
According to the American Automobile Association, somewhere between 25 and 50 percent of all auto collisions are caused by distracted driving. Texting, talking on the phone, changing CDs, rubbernecking, and eating are just a few of the activities that you should try to limit or eliminate while driving.

Driver Fatigue
According to the U.S. National Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy and fatigued drivers account for about 100,000 accidents every year in the United States. If you notice any of the symptoms of driver fatigue, including heavy eyelids and frequent yawning, pull over immediately or your next stop may be unintentional.

Aggressive Driving
Disregarding traffic signals, failure to yield the right of way, and changing lanes frequently or in an unsafe manner are just a few of the aggressive driving behaviors that should be avoided at all times. If you encounter an aggressive driver on the road, remain calm, keep your distance, and do not pass unless absolutely necessary.

Weather
As one of the sunniest states in the country, Arizona is not known for its inclement weather. However, our state still experiences its fair share of tough driving conditions, including heavy rain, high winds, dust storms, and fog. The best way to avoid a collision during inclement weather is to stay at home. If you must drive during poor weather, be sure to leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front you.

At Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision, we approach auto body and collision repair with care and precision. So if you’re ever involved in an auto collision and need work performed on your vehicle, be sure to visit your local Greulich’s location. For more information about our auto body and auto collision repair services, or to find the location near you, give us a call at (480) 483-8186. 

 

 

 

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