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It's just challenging out there: core causes of vehicle crashes

Steve Casner is an author and commentator on personal injury and ways to stay safe.

In a recent media piece on car crash causes and driving behavior that can help reduce them, Casner points to a strong roadway irony.

On the one hand, he notes, "humankind's measured intelligence is increasing."

Yet on the other, so too are fatal vehicle collisions.

Why is that, especially given that on-board safety technology is dramatically enhanced these days and motorists in Indiana and nationally are better educated than in past years about driving safety challenges and crash-avoidance strategies?

Casner points to a lot of causes. Many drivers are simply overconfident regarding their perceived ability to multitask and to see upcoming danger quickly. And it is common for motorists to overestimate their ability to respond to sudden emergencies.

Of course, there are many other crash-inducing factors at work. Many drivers are simply -- and virtually always -- impatient. Some seemingly spend as much time texting and scanning radio stations as they do surveying the road environment around them. Speeding is obviously a deadly roadway catalyst. So too is tailgating.

Casner stresses that such behaviors don't solely mark "drivers who occupy the lower echelons of driving skill and common sense."

Notwithstanding that view, though, it is undeniably the case that motorists who frequently engage in negligent or otherwise reckless behind-the-wheel conduct are prime catalysts responsible for most serious injuries and wrongful deaths on state and national roadways.

The seasoned legal team at the Tabor Law Firm in Indianapolis certainly knows that. Our proven personal injury attorneys have routinely and for many years provided knowledgeable and aggressive representation to accident victims and their families.

We strive to obtain legal remedies marked by maximum compensation in every case we handle.

At Tabor Law Firm, we highly value our clients and proudly promote their best interest at all times. We welcome readers' contacts to our firm.

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