The most common fatal auto accident causes in Maryland are due to driver’s not obeying the rules of the road.
Common Fatal Auto Accident Causes
Following the rules of the road, driving carefully and being considerate to others counts for nothing if our fellow drivers don’t obey the laws, too. Here are the most common fatal auto accident causes in Maryland.
Driving under the influence
About a third of all fatal auto accidents are caused by drunk drivers in Maryland. Perhaps, this number will decrease after the recent changes to DUI law with the passage of Noah’s Law.
Roughly 30 percent of all fatal auto accidents are due to speeding. Interesting that Maryland has decided to raise the speed limit in some jurisdictions.
Driving while distracted
Distracted driving accounts for about 10 percent of all fatal car accident. As people use their phones more and more, look for this number to increase.
Driving while fatigued
Driving while tired causes around 2.5 percent of all fatal car accidents. With the evolution of driver-less cars, perhaps this cause will cease to exist.
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