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The most common causes of deadly distracted driving

While there has been a large amount of attention paid to texting and driving and cell phone use while driving, there are in fact a number of circumstances that lead to fatal accidents which fall under the broad umbrella of being caused by "distracted driving". While it may be hard to believe, cell phone usage is only the second leading cause of deadly distracted driving accidents, being blamed for 14 percent of them. While this is not to say that campaigns against texting and driving are therefore unimportant, it may lead one to wonder what other things or circumstances cause people to take their minds and even eyes off of the road.

Common causes of accidents at retail stores

Although residents of Charleston, West Virginia, probably do not want to think about it, there are a lot of ways they can get hurt whenever stepping into a retail store or mall, even for just a few minutes to return something or to pick up a quick item. For instance, if a store's floor is wet, uneven or poorly kept, then it is quite easy for a guest to trip or lose footing and fall. Even a badly working escalator or a corridor which does not have adequate lighting can cause slip-and-fall accidents. Likewise, slips and falls can happen in a parking lot, if the lot or surrounding sidewalks are not re-paved frequently or, after winter weather, are not cleared of the ice and snow.

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