Distractions, booze, fatigue common crash causes
Most collisions are caused by a driver’s condition or actions. Below is a list of the top 10 human factors that contribute to collisions on Ontario roads. Top five driver conditions 1. Inattentive driving 2. Drinking and driving 3. Driver fatigue 4. Medical/physical disability 5. Drugs and driving Top five driver actions 1. Failure to yield the right
of-way 2. Following too closely 3. Losing control of vehicle 4. Speeding 5. Disobeying traffic controls Drivers are reminded that many collisions occur when the driving environment is less than optimal. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t drive when you’re taking medication that will affect your driving. Always wear your seatbelt and make sure passengers are using the appropriate child car seat, booster seat or seatbelt.
Obey the speed limits. Slow down when road and weather conditions are poor. Don’t take risks: don’t cut people off in traffic, make sudden lane changes or run yellow lights.
Don’t drive when you’re tired, upset or sick. If you’re in doubt, let the other driver go first — yield the right-of-way.
Cut the distractions: don’t overcrowd the vehicle or play loud music. Always check your blind spot.