Uber is becoming increasingly popular. However, with its growing popularity, the frequency of Uber accidents is also on the rise. Many factors are responsible for this. Here is a list of the top seven causes of Uber accidents:
- Distracted driving:
- Speeding while driving:
- Poor vehicle maintenance:
- Reckless driving:
- Drunk driving:
Talking with passengers, reaching out for something, etc., can distract a driver’s attention and heighten the risk of accidents.
Uber drivers are considered common carriers. They may decide that speeding is the way to meet targets set by their supervisors. This phenomenon increases the risk of accidents.
Uber drivers usually drive for many hours. This makes them tired, sleepy and accident-prone. It has been reported that driver fatigue is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence.
This can include failure in the breaking system, airbag failure, tire blowouts or steering issues. Any of these issues can expose passengers to great harm.
Running stop signs and red lights, changing lanes, etc. are some examples of reckless driving, and are one of the common causes of Uber accidents.
Driving too close to the vehicle in front can lead to rear end accidents.
Driving under the influence is a common cause of Uber accidents.
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