What Causes Car Crashes on Indiana Roads?

Especially (but not only) when highways are clogged with vacation traffic, it is crucial to drive defensively and stay alert. Following the rules of the road all year round makes an essential contribution to traffic safety. While a motorist has no control over the behavior of others, a driver has complete responsibility for his or her own actions behind the wheel. It has been said that for most citizens, the greatest safety threat comes from traveling in a vehicle rather than from violent crime or terrorism.

According to the Indiana State Police, the following consists of the top causes of crashes on state roads:

  • following to close
  • failure to yield
  • unsafe lane movement
  • driving too fast for weather conditions
  • running off the roadway
  • over-steering or over-correcting
  • driving at an unsafe speed
  • falling asleep at the wheel
  • distracted driving

If you or a family member have been injured in a highway accident by someone who drove negligently or recklessly in this way, it is important to retain legal counsel with the experience and skills needed to obtain full compensation for your injuries. The Indiana personal injury lawyers  at Young and Young in Indianapolis have represented thousands of Hoosiers with serious auto accident injuries. We have more than 55 years of experience waiting to help.

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