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    AAA: The Biggest Contributing Factors To Accidents

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarPro. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Segment Transcript

    American Automobile Association Manager of Driver Training Dr. Bill Van Tassell says while speed is a factor in crashes, it’s not the biggest contributing factor in accidents. Van Tassell: "Just the simple things like going through an intersection, and simple things like right of way and giving emergency responders room,  you know slowing down and moving over as the law requires. Particularly, I think maybe the most important thing is not having enough space, not maintaining enough space around your vehicle,  it's really hard to hit stuff when you've got enough space around your vehicle. So a lot of habits like that,  a lot of lessons that most drivers, or tips rather, most drivers could apply vehicle quickly to help lower their risk and the risk to others if they just gave driving a little bit more attention. Now of course speed is important as well, but one way to view speed is it becomes your tool to get more space. So for example if you're driving next to a car that's not a good place to be.   You don't want to be next to a car you want open space next to you, both sides if possible." For more information check out CarPro.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.  

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