*VERY INTERESTING!* British accident causes(&im sure its the same here!)
I found this article in the paper a while back :
CRASH COURSE IN CAUSES
Figure from Britians transport department show that breaking the speed limit is not the main cause of crashes. The prime causes of road mishaps are carelessness, inattention and misjudgement. Data from 13 police forces put the blame on:
22.6% Failure to judge other persons path of speed
19.7% Looked but did not see
18.4% Careless/thoughtless/reckless behaviour
16.3% Failed to look
13.7% Lack of judgemnt of own path
12.5% Excessive speed.
Excessive means both "above the speed limit" and "inappropriate to the conditions". 70% of excessive speed accidents occured entirely within the speed limit, the data showed. In many serious crashes where excessive speed is noted, the causes of both the excessive speed and the crash is frequently drink, drugs or joyriding in stolen cars.
Interesting hey!!! How similar would it be here i wonder? id say very similar!! However we would add an extra cause, something like 30% to people not wearing seatbelts. Obviously the figures add up to more than 100%, so crashes have multiple causes.
Here they tell us here that speeding is the major cause of accidents! Its NOT TRUE!!!!
ITS NOT TRUE I TELL YOU!!!!!!
Dont believe what they say, more and more people are however. I am getting flashed, told off etc just for passing cars these days just doing 10 more than they are on the freeways!
lets get sideways!!!