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It starts with you: Most car accidents stem from human error

Posted on: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Improvements in technology continue to bring down road fatalities. However, most car accidents happen as a result of human error. The best way to reduce your risk is by practicing safe driving habits.

Don’t forget these three key life-saving rules for the road:

  • Don’t drink. This one seems obvious, but drunk driving continues to take many lives each year. Nearly one-third of all auto fatalities in the United States involve a drunk driver.
  • Drive the speed limit. Did you know that driving 10 mph over the speed limit increases your crash risk by as much as 50 percent?
  • Stay focused. There’s a reason why so many states have banned the use of cell phones while driving. It’s estimated that 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the U.S. is due to texting while driving. Studies also show that talking on a cell phone while driving — even by using a hands-free device — can increase your odds of having an accident.

Jennifer Rudy

Personal Lines Manager at Allied Insurance Managers
Jennifer has over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry.She takes pride in building long lasting relationships with customers and enjoys helping customer evaluate their coverage needs.

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