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Human error and the commonality of car accidents

The rate of car accidents in the United State remains high. This is despite the fact that vehicles are safer than ever and many states now have laws against distracted driving. While there have been many advances made in the name of reducing accidents and improving safety, human error remains the leading cause of auto collisions.

You may not realize how prevalent and pressing the issue of fatal car accidents is at the moment. Statistics indicate the number of Americans who have died in car crashes since the year 2000 is higher than the number of Americans who died in both World Wars combined. The numbers are grim, and the problem doesn't seem to be going away. So, what is really to blame for America's dangerous roads?

Discovering the cause

There could be a few different reasons why the number of car accidents remains high. Human error is a blanket term used to describe the various mistakes and missteps that people make while behind the wheel, but most often, things like speeding, distracted driving and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are to blame for many accidents.

There are many different approaches to this issue. While they may all help the problem, there is no perfect single solution to the problem. Some cities across the country have adopted lower speed limits and have increased patrol to catch drivers who violate the limits. Other places have increased the service of their public transportation systems in order to reduce the number of cars in high-traffic areas. Despite these things, most people remain dedicated to their right and perceived need to drive their own vehicles.

Driverless cars to the rescue? 

Many people have fears about the ways that driverless cars will affect their safety. There are significant concerns about safety, ability to avoid crashes and protecting human life. However, it is possible that they could also lower the possibility of human error causing more accidents.

No matter the circumstances of an accident, each person is accountable for the choices he or she makes while behind the wheel. Mississippi victims do not have to suffer alone, but they may have grounds to pursue financial compensation through a civil claim. These types of claims are time-sensitive, and you would be wise to act quickly to preserve your rights and get what you need to get better and move forward.

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