You will prepare and submit a term paper on Causes of Car Crashes. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. Out of all the reasons associated with human errors, distraction is the most important cause of car accidents. Distracted drivers are a leading cause of the majority of the accidents that take place. A study conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute confirmed that most of the cases of road accidents were actually a result of distracted drivers. Many times these drivers were quite experienced but a distraction for a slight amount of time caused the accident. The distraction may come in many forms. Texting or using a cell phone are very common and are considered to be a leading cause for distraction. Others include searching for something inside the car, eating food or drinking, applying makeup or reading a signboard. After distraction, comes speeding. Drivers often drive at high speeds if they have to reach some place faster or if they have an emergency. Some drivers enjoy driving the car at high speed. However as the saying goes, ‘Speed thrills, but kills’, high speed often end up in a road accident. When a person drives at high speed and some vehicle comes at him from a turn or from the front, it is near impossible to stop it instantly. As a result, the car screeches and it takes some time before it comes to a stop. This time is sometimes enough to cause a collision and massive damage to both the cars. Also, it is advisable near turns to keep a low speed since the driver is unaware of whether any car would be coming from the turn and as a result, a collision may take place because of the high speed. The third most important human cause is of drinking. Drinking induces a sense of dizziness and obscures proper vision as well as inhibits proper hand and eye coordination. As a result, the person becomes partially unaware of his surroundings and may drive recklessly. Also, the dizziness slows down the senses of the driver and as such he is unable to react quickly to a dangerous situation which may ultimately result in an accident.