Requirements for drivers

The majority of accidents on German roads are caused by car drivers. The main causes of serious accidents are inattention or lack of abilities of drivers, too small distances between the own vehicle and vehicle ahead and inappropriate speeds. Especially in complex situations, at junctions, in bends and during overtaking manoeuvres, serious accidents occur again and again. A mistake-forgiving infrastructure, more consideration for other road users and of driver assistance systems can help to prevent serious accidents.