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Saturday
Aug112007

Accident Prone

nascarcrash.jpg“Some…have made shipwreck.” 1 Timothy 1:19

Had a fender-bender lately? Fallen down the stairs? Cut a wicked slice in your hand while using a knife? Most home, job and traffic accidents occur when people become preoccupied with a conflicting activity, not when they just make bad decisions. Falling asleep, looking away, trying to do two things at once or simply failing to pay proper attention lie at the root of most common mishaps. One website says, “Perhaps the main cause of accidents in traffic is a simple matter of not paying attention. In traffic, it is easy to become distracted, frustrated, and annoyed. Any of these can cause you to pay less attention than you should, often resulting in rear-end collisions when the vehicle in front of you stops. Running stop lights and stop signs is also a possibility if you are not paying attention.”

There were an estimated 6,356,000 car accidents in the US in 2000. There were about 3.2 million injuries and 41,821 people were killed in auto accidents in 2000 based on data collected by t