Car drivers

On German roads most accidents are caused by car drivers. These are mainly accidents with material damage only. The drivers themselves are usually not or only slightly injured. Still in traffic most fatalities or major injuries are car occupants. Drivers’ inattention, insufficient safety distance and speeding are main causes of severe accidents. Especially at intersections, in bends and while overtaking there are severe accidents. Forgiving road infrastructure design, more considerate driving and advanced drivers assistance systems could contribute to preventing these accidents.