Facts on Fender Benders
How common are minor accidents, and how can you avoid them? From monitoring your own approach to driving to leaning on technology to help you, there are ways of reducing the hazard.
A fender bender, though sometimes considered a minor car accident, still can be enough to ruin your day. Most rear-end collisions are caused by driver distraction.9 However, there are numerous things drivers can do to improve focus, helping to minimize the chances of a collision.
Rear-end collisions are startling occurrences for all drivers and passengers involved. Not only do you have to take a moment to exchange each other’s information, but you are then left to contend with repairing the damage. The costs can easily add up if your auto insurance coverage is inadequate.
The good news is that you can take precautions to help you stay alert, whether it’s by:
- Getting more sleep
- Relying on hands-free calling
- Using crash-avoidance technologies
A dinged grille or scratched bumper may seem minor, but it can have a major financial impact if you don’t have sufficient auto insurance coverage. Remember to review your options with your insurer to make sure you have the policy that’s right for you and your vehicle. Accidents happen, but taking the right precautions can make them less likely.
Sustaining scrapes and scratches when you’re behind the wheel is one thing, but what happens when they occur while someone else is driving your car? Here’s what you should do next.
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- Missing 1-2 Hours of Sleep Doubles Crash Risk, AAA, 2016.
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- The Use of Forward Collision Avoidance Systems to Prevent and Mitigate Rear-end Crashes, National Transportation Safety Board, 2015.
- Distracted Driving Laws by State, Governors Highway Safety Association, 2017.
- iOS 11: How the New Maps App and Do Not Disturb While Driving Work, Macworld, 2017.
- The Facts About Rear-End Collisions, Carsmetics, 2019.
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