The most dangerous things drivers do
Many people involved in traffic accidents are likely to say, “It wasn’t me, it was the other guy!" Okay. So what was the other guy doing? Are you the other guy? Here are the most dangerous things drivers must not do if they want to keep from becoming the cause of an accident!
Driving under the influence of alcohol
Drunk driving causes accidents. The majority of traffic-related deaths are caused by drunk drivers. It’s a well-known fact that alcohol impairs your ability to drive and react. So, follow common-sense guidelines like taking a taxi or using a designated driver if you’re planning to drink!
When your body needs sleep, just get some sleep. Drivers who are sleepy or asleep tend to crash on high-speed roads. And they usually don’t do anything to avoid the crash in the moments before impact.
This includes swerving, weaving in and out of traffic, passing on the left, accelerating and braking suddenly, driving slowly in the right lane on the freeway among other things. If your movements in traffic are drastically different than those of other drivers, you’re more likely to cause an accident.
Studies point out that the likelihood of a crash increases when a driver goes above or below the average speed on a given roadway. When everyone travels at the same general speed, things are more predictable. And the road is safer as a result.
Not wearing a seat belt
Airbags certainly make cars safer, but they’re designed to work in conjunction with seat belts, which help prevent passenger ejection during high speed crashes and rollovers. Really, putting on a seat belt is such an easy thing to do. It’s almost incomprehensible that people don’t wear them.
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