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Common car accident causes

Auto accidents are a fact of life in the state of New York, and especially in New York City. The Big Apple is famous for excessive traffic and aggressive drivers who may driving treacherously. Visitors to the city are probably the most vulnerable, but even local residents have trouble avoiding mishaps in a chaotic driving scenario. Most motor vehicle accidents in New York actually happen due to three basic causes for the most part outside of overt aggressive driving.

Following too closely

Congested traffic situations demand that drivers stay caught in between other motorists, many of which are following much too closely when in transit. Braking distances are different for different types of vehicles, especially commercial trucks, and it is easy to get caught up in an aggressive driving situation where there is little time to stop in avoiding motor vehicle accidents in New York.

Impaired driving

Driving under the influence is still a common cause of motor vehicle accidents in New York even with urban public transportation systems and enhanced DUI laws. This is a practice that not only results in deadly accidents but establishes strong evidence of total fault for causation against the impaired driver.

Distracted driving

It is easy to get distracted when driving in New York, and many times this is detrimental to others on the road. Not only can using technological devices while driving be a problem but sightseeing while in the city can be problematic as well when doing it from behind the wheel of an automobile.

It is important for all New York drivers to be alert anytime they are behind the wheel. Even those who know the city and the state highway system can have difficulty avoiding collisions in traffic as congested as New York’s.

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