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Driver Error a Common Cause of Accidents

Human factors continue to significantly outweigh other reasons for crashes on British roads, according to new analysis by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). The road safety group has renewed its call for drivers to look on improving driving skills as part of their lifelong personal development.

Figures from the Department of Transport apparently show that in 2014 driver/rider error or reaction were cited as contributory factors in 74% of accidents, involving more than 117,000 casualties.

The second highest factor was ‘behaviour or inexperience’, which was cited as a contributory factor in 26% of accidents, accounting for more than 40,000 casualties.

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