Distracted driving, such as using a phone when at the wheel, pulls a driver’s attention away from driving safely and responsibly. This can lead the driver to missteps that cause accidents.
Crashes can also come out of a driver being sleepy behind the wheel. When a person is tired, their ability to perform certain tasks in a safe and proper manner, including driving-related tasks, can go down considerably. This is because a person’s level of drowsiness can impact things like their ability to focus, their reaction time and their likelihood of nodding off.