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Motor vehicle accident demographics

On Behalf of | Sep 23, 2022 | Car Accidents

Questions might arise about who causes the most accidents on New York roads. A review of demographic information may reveal some of the riskier drivers in the Empire State.

Risks and car accidents

Anyone could suffer injuries in a car accident due to someone else’s fault. Other drivers might engage in behavior that increases their chances of a collision, such as people who abuse alcohol or drugs. Overall generalized statistics show that teenage drivers seem to be the most at risk.

Several factors explain why teenage drivers might get hurt in a car crash. Inexperience ranks high on the list. Even though a teenager might take as many safety precautions as possible, lack of time behind the wheel might impact actions. For example, a young driver may not react in time to avoid a crash due to limited defensive driving skills.

Some teenagers might be prone to distractions because they concentrate on smartphones and infotainment technology when driving. Others may travel with several friends in the vehicle, adding to the distractions. And yes, some teenagers could be reckless when driving.

Of course, teenagers are not the only drivers who may cause accidents. Older adults might suffer from cognitive issues that could lead to a crash. An older person might suffer from weak perceptual awareness, adding dangers to a routine drive.

Older people might take medications that can cause drowsiness or other impairments. Such an issue might affect drivers of other ages as well.

Accidents and liabilities

Statistics reveal that more male drivers cause car accidents than female ones. However, gender does not cause someone to crash a car. Often, reckless driving causes the incident.

Speeding and other moving violations may lead to collisions. The same is true of driving while fatigued. Such actions reflect two examples of negligence, and negligent driving may leave someone liable for any losses after an accident.

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