Common collisions and how to prevent them
Car accidents occur every day, and they can occur for almost any reason. There are, however, a few collision types that happen more frequently than others. Here are 4 common collisions, the typical causes, and how you can prevent them from happening to you.
Single Vehicle Crashes—Single vehicle crashes occur when a car veers off the road. They're typically caused by speeding, drowsy driving, and distraction or inattention. Always respect the speed limit and keep your eyes on the road. Cars like the 2017 Ford Mustang, which has a 5-Star Rollover safety rating from the NHTSA, can mitigate some of the damage, but there's no substitute for attentive driving.
Animal Collisions—Recognition errors and speeding contribute to these crashes. Control your speed and be extra aware in signed animal-crossing areas. Pre-Collision Assist, a feature available on the 2017 Ford Fusion, can detect potential collisions like these and precharge or even automatically apply the brakes for you.
Fender-Benders—Driving too aggressively and tailgating are the main causes of rear impact collisions. The 2017 Ford Focus and 2017 Ford Explorer, with overall 5-Star ratings, can help protect you, but you should ALWAYS make sure to leave plenty of room between you and other cars.
Side-Impact Collisions—When drivers fail to obey traffic signals or drive distracted, T-Bone collisions can occur. To stay safe, make sure your vehicle has a 5-star side-crash rating, like the 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2017 Ford Expedition, and use caution near intersections and in parking lots.
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