The six most common causes of car accidents

Here is a link to an interesting article that sets out the 6 most common causes of car accidents.  Here are some highlights from the article:

  • The first automobile crash related fatality occurred in London, England in 1896; since then the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 25,000,000 people have died in automobile related accidents
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that automobile accidents are the leading cause of death in persons aged 3 to 33 years
  • Worldwide close to 1,200,000 people die each year on the roads.

The six leading causes of automobile accidents are:
1. Distracted drivers
2. Driver fatigue
3. Drunk driving
4. Speeding
5. Aggressive driving
6. Weather