The smarter we get, the more accidents we get into. Why?

Everyone likes to feel smart. We like to think that whatever mistake someone has made to cause a serious accident, we would never make such a mistake. But the fact is, even though we continue to progress in many ways, serious motor vehicle accidents continue to increase in the United States.

If you have been in an accident, the best thing to do is call a lawyer right now. Get the advice you need about possibly filing an injury claim. For most of us, the most important thing we can do is learn about the causes of accidents so that we can avoid them and stay safe.

What are the Primary Causes of Accidents?

According to a study published by, accidents increased noticeably over the past two years. “While humankind’s measured intelligence is increasing, so is the number of deadly car crashes.”

But why? What common mistakes do regular people make that continue causing these accidents? According to Slate’s research:

  • Rolling right turn without coming to a complete stop
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Losing control of the vehicle
  • Blocked visibility
  • Driving too close to the next car in front
  • Changing lanes without adequately checking for other drivers

Although some of these causes might be surprising, they all have one thing in common: Anyone driving with common sense should be able to avoid these accident causes.

The first thing you can do to minimize accidents is to avoid committing these common errors. To avoid accidents, of course, you should always be on the lookout for other people committing these errors.

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