Speeding sits outside the top 10 for drivers as a whole, but those aged 17-24 are much more likely to crash from driving too fast for the conditions.
According to some research that I have made, 93% of crashes are caused by driver inattention. In nearly half of those collisions, the driver didn’t take any kind of evasive action before impact.
- Failed to look properly 42%
- Failed to judge other person’s path or speed 21%
- Careless, reckless or in a hurry 16%
- Loss of control 14%
- Poor turn or manoeuvre 14%
- Pedestrian failed to look properly 10%
- Slippery road (due to weather) 10%
- Sudden braking 7%
- Travelling too fast for the conditions 7%
- Following too close 7%