How to protect yourself from car-crash hazards
What is car safety?
Car safety is an issue in Australia, with car accidents being the leading cause of death for people aged 65 years and over.
In Australia, car crashes cause approximately 500 deaths each year, with many people unaware of the risk involved.
Many people also have misconceptions about the causes of car accidents and are unaware that a number of things can affect a car’s performance.
The number one reason for car accidents is driving too fast and failing to observe the road ahead.
Another major factor in a car crash is poor road maintenance and poor driving habits.
A third major factor is poor driving skills.
There is no single best way to drive safely, but what works for one may not work for another.
You can check your driving skills online, and the best way of preventing a car accident is to have a good understanding of the road conditions and the road features you are driving on.
If you have been involved in a crash and can provide information on how to avoid a crash, it may be worth talking to a car maintenance company.
For more information on car safety, visit our article Car Safety in Australia: What you need to know.
Check out our article How to make sure your car safety gear is up to date, how to check your car’s health and safety, and how to repair any damage.
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