THE TOP 7 CAUSES OF UBER ACCIDENTS

  • 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:
    Talking with passengers, reaching out for something, etc., can distract a driver’s attention and heighten the risk of accidents.

    Speeding while driving:
    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.

    Fatigue:
    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.

    Poor vehicle maintenance:
    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.

    Reckless driving:
    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.

    Tailgating:
    Driving too close to the vehicle in front can lead to rear end accidents.

    Drunk driving:
    Driving under the influence is a common cause of Uber accidents.

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