In 2020, nearly 4.7 million passenger cars were involved in U.S. traffic crashes, accounting for 52% of the overall total.
According to the latest statistics, the United States experiences over 6 million car accidents every year, with approximately 90 deaths occurring daily.
The most common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, driving under the influence, reckless driving, and speeding. It is essential to always remain aware and vigilant while driving, avoid distracted driving, and obey traffic laws. Always wear a seat belt and ensure that every passenger inside the car also does the same. Avoid drunk driving at all times by assigning a designated driver for a night out. Regularly maintain your car and ensure that it is in good working condition before hitting the road.
In case of an accident, stay calm, assess the situation, call the emergency services, and take photos if possible. Remember, prevention is always better than cure, and avoiding a car accident ultimately comes down to responsible driving and adhering to safety guidelines.
According to a Forbes Advisor’s analysis, the national average cost for car insurance is $2,150 per year.
This varies on the severity of the accident, location and other data points. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2018 the average auto liability claim for property damage was $3,841; the average auto liability claim for bodily injury was $15,785.
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