Written by Jinky C. Mesias

Did you know that car accidents are not necessarily caused by accidents? In fact most accidents are not accidents at all but are caused by collisions which could have been avoided if onlyrepparttar drivers were alert enough. There are several factors that contribute to majority cases of collisions and these are as follows: equipment failure, roadway design, poor roadway maintenance and thenrepparttar 142817 driverís behavior. According to studies conducted on car accidents almost 95% ofrepparttar 142818 accident can be blamed onrepparttar 142819 driverís recklessness in driving either due to excessive speeding or due to aggressive driver behaviors. However,repparttar 142820 remaining three factors are just considered as secondary causes of car accidents. In order to fully understand each of these causes it is important to tackle each one by one.

EQUIPMENT FAILURE The most common equipment failures are due to loss of brakes, tire blowouts, thread separation and thenrepparttar 142821 steering and suspension failure. Nevertheless, such equipment failures should not be blamed onrepparttar 142822 car manufacturers since they have made all possible effort in providing their manufactured cars with safety features that are in accordance torepparttar 142823 minimum safety standard in order to ensurerepparttar 142824 safety of their clients. Moreover, equipment failures only constitute 5% ofrepparttar 142825 total car accidents reported.

ROADWAY DESIGN Roadway designs arerepparttar 142826 rarest cause of car accidents, itís because roadway designs are a collaboration of all transportation experts that have years of experience when it comes to road construction as well as in effective traffic management system. Aside from that, roadways are constructed by engineers with consideration torepparttar 142827 following: hazard visibility, roadway surfaces, traffic control devices, behavioral control devices, traffic flow, roadway identification signs and weather.


Written by Jinky C. Mesias

There are different types of car accidents that a driver may encounter and this article aims to help those drivers involved into knowingrepparttar classification ofrepparttar 142816 car accident they are currently involved in. Car accidents fall into several categories and these are as follows: rear-end collisions, side collisions, rollovers, head-on collisions, single-car accidents and pile-ups.

REAR-END COLLISIONS The rear-end collision is a traffic accident wherein a vehicle crash withrepparttar 142817 vehicle in front of it. In this type of collision bothrepparttar 142818 vehicles involved experienced mechanical damage and aside from that,repparttar 142819 injuries contacted by both occupants are not that severe compared torepparttar 142820 damaged taken by their vehicles. And also, a typical medical consequence of rear-end collisions is a whiplash and this may also happen even in cases where collisions happened at moderate speed. Furthermore, for insurance as well as policingrepparttar 142821 vehicle that bumps or crashrepparttar 142822 rear-end of another car isrepparttar 142823 one considered at fault.

SIDE COLLISIONS A side collision is wherein two vehicles crashing side-to-side. The severity ofrepparttar 142824 damaged incurred byrepparttar 142825 vehicles are based onrepparttar 142826 vehicles structures whereinrepparttar 142827 less structurally set-up vehicle will tend to suffer much ofrepparttar 142828 collision damaged. Moreover,repparttar 142829 occupants ofrepparttar 142830 vehicle withrepparttar 142831 lower mass will sufferrepparttar 142832 greater injuries.

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