Causes And Consequences Of Automobile Accidents Essay

1288 Words Oct 24th, 2016 6 Pages
As an automobile operator, we witness distracted drivers on a daily basis. Many of these people become oblivious to their surroundings and can cause catastrophic occurrences. Distracted drivers cause injuries and in some cases, death. Over 330,000 people are injured each year by a distracted driver. Distractions inside and outside of the car, cell phone usage, and getting lost in thoughts are the three leading causes of automobile accidents. Distractions inside of the car cause a large number of casualties. Something as simple as changing the radio station, eating a sandwich, or even a discussion with a peer could be a situation of life or death. In most cases, accidents occur by an inability to pay attention to what is in front of you. This may be caused by a peer riding along in the passenger seat of the car. Or it could be the baby crying in the car seat sitting right behind you. Or perhaps, it could be the Big Mac that you just picked up from McDonalds that you are trying to finish before the bun gets soggy and cold. Whatever the case may be, there are always precautionary measures that you can take to avoid these in-car distractions. For example, in order to steer clear of an accident caused by another person in the car, avoid arguing with said person. Arguments cause a person to become very enraged and aggressive. Those two things do not mix very well when you are going 70 miles per hour down the highway with ten cars surrounding your every side. Having a child…

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