With the average car weighing as much as two tons, destruction and death are too often the results of accidents that happen when cars travel at high speeds. These are the accidents that Oklahomans see too frequently on major highways around the state. They often come from simple miscalculations and misjudgments on the part of younger drivers but end with injuries, fatalities and lives that are altered forever.
So, is there a way to prevent these accidents? Yes. Every driver is required to know the basic rules of the road, including what state laws require whenever someone is behind the wheel. But experience counts for a lot, and those drivers who have only recently gotten their licenses cannot be expected to automatically be wise to dangers on the road. For this reason, they should know the answers to the following questions about the causes of car accidents.