Rear End Collisions Facts
Why They Happen
The main reason most rear end collisions occur is due to speeding or distracted driving. Distracted driving is the main culprit, however. Aside from the typical distracted driving errors people make, like eating or drinking while driving, the main offender is texting while driving. Many states have implemented anti-texting and driving laws to reduce this. However, it’s still a major problem.
“According to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), out of the 6 million car accidents that happen on U.S. roads every year, over 40% of them (2.5 million) are rear-end collisions.”— Gilreath and Associates blog
Although nobody can predict for sure what will happen in the future regarding any type of car collision, with new safety technologies being developed, the likelihood of collisions should decrease. In the next decade or so, where it’s predicted up to 60% of vehicles on the road being autonomous, rear end collisions—as well as collisions of all types are expected to be reduced dramatically. Since driverless vehicles have 5 levels of driver involvement—with level 5 having the car being fully autonomous—this makes sense as it takes driver error out of the equation which is the cause of the vast majority of accidents.
If you have a collision of any type, we’re standing by here at Orlando Auto Body ready to help restore your vehicle to it’s pre-accident condition. Just give us a call at 480-428-2783. We’re here to help!