Having a driver’s license is a huge responsibility.
That’s because any mistake motorists make while behind the wheel can cause a catastrophic accident in a matter of seconds.
Safe driving requires both concentration and care. Here are four dangerous driving mistakes you need to avoid:
Driving drowsy is just as dangerous as driving drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 83,000 car accidents and over 1,000 fatalities are caused by tired drivers every year. They have decreased reaction times and impaired decision making. If you begin to fall asleep, find a safe place to pull off the road and get some sleep.
Driving Under the Influence
The NHTSA states that traffic-related deaths are mainly caused by drunk drivers. Four thousand people are arrested daily for such an action, and the legal limit in all states is .08 for those 21 years of age and older. Those who are underage and impaired can be arrested no matter their alcohol level.
Texting While Driving
Texting while driving increases your risk of crashing by three times. Your eyes will be off the road for several seconds, making it more likely that you will hit other motorists, pedestrians, or objects.
While it’s tempting to speed when running late, it increases the likelihood of a crash. This is because it reduces your ability to control and maneuver your vehicle.
If you sustained injuries in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, please contact us. Should you have a valid case, we will help you get a fair settlement.