What's the Number One Cause of Auto Accidents?

Studies say that the biggest cause of car accidents are drivers who are “lost in thought” or daydreaming. This analysis covers data gathered during 2010 and 2011.

“Distracted driving is any activity that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off your primary task of driving safely,” said Doug Smith, senior vice president of personal lines at Erie Insurance.

In a distant second place is cell phone usage which caused 12% of the accidents in the study. You can see the full results in chart form and read more here:

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