Human error is a significant factor in car accidents. According to the data we gathered and calculated, we found out that, on average, 94.5% of car accidents were caused by human error.
The data is taken from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Indiana University, the General Services Administration, and others.
Common causes of car accidents due to human error include speeding, inattentiveness, improper lookout, drunk driving, distraction or inattentiveness, incorrect assumptions about other drivers, and tailgating.
It is important to note that these statistics do not necessarily imply that all accidents are solely due to human error, as other factors like road design, excessive speed limits, and vehicle defects can also contribute to crashes
However, the general consensus among experts is that human error plays a significant role in the majority of car accidents.