Common Cause of Accident:
Driver careless, reckless or in a hurry
Driver error is the main reason why crashes occur, and the risk of crashing increases significantly if you are tired, impaired (alcohol or drugs), are distracted or simply drive in a reckless fashion.
Space is the driver’s biggest friend; in dry driving conditions, you should leave at least two seconds between you and the vehicle in front. You can measure this by noting when the vehicle in front passes a post or bridge support and then counting two seconds. You should not arrive at the same spot before the two seconds are up, you can measure this by saying, “only a fool breaks the two-second rule”. If you are too close, then carefully drop back and retest the gap. In wet weather, it will take you twice the distance to stop and even further in ice and snow.
Keep a bubble of space around you. If someone is tailgating you, keep more space in front. This will give space for your braking and theirs too. Keep space to the sides too, especially on multi-lane roads like motorways.