When we step behind the wheels of our cars, the last thing we want to think about is getting in an accident. Unfortunately, it’s all too common.
Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities worldwide. In the U.S. in 2022, there were 42,795 fatal car accidents alone, and accidents were the fourth most common cause of death. And of course, there are many accidents that are not fatal, but can still ruin your day. In 2020, as an example, the number of crashes that resulted in injuries was over 1.5 million and another 3.6 million crashes resulted in property damage. The total for that year was over 5 million car crashes.
Many of these accidents can be prevented with caution, awareness and adherence to safety guidelines. By understanding the most common types of car accidents and the strategies to avoid them, drivers can significantly reduce the risk of being involved in a collision.