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5 of the most dangerous drivers you can encounter

On Behalf of | Apr 27, 2023 | Personal Injury

There are millions of drivers on the road and many of them have a higher chance of causing accidents.

Many auto accidents happen for the same reason. Here’s what you should know:

1. Aggressive drivers

Aggressive driving is a behavior that ignores safety measures and endangers others. Many drivers become aggressive for minor reasons, such as driving the speed limit, braking at a light or switching lanes. Put simply, there’s often no reason for drivers to become aggressive. A driver may act aggressively by tailgating or brake checking.

2. Distracted drivers

A vehicle distraction occurs when a driver takes their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off of driving. The most common distractions are phones, food and passengers. Even just a few seconds of distracted driving raises the chances of an auto accident. 

3. Drunk drivers

Alcohol is a depressant that relaxes the body. People may experience impaired vision, muscle control, judgment and reaction speed. All of these symptoms can make drivers dangerous. A drunk driver, for example, could make a wide turn and end up crashing into another driver.

4. Drowsy drivers

Drowsiness produces many of the same symptoms as inebriation. As such, drowsy drivers may be just as dangerous as drunk drivers. Drowsy drivers may also fall asleep behind the wheel and lose control of their vehicle. 

5. Speeding drivers

Speeding poses all kinds of dangers. For starters, it’s harder to control cars the faster they get. This can make it harder to stop a car or avoid oncoming traffic. A speeding car may end up skidding on the road and sliding right into another vehicle. 

You may be a safe driver, but that doesn’t mean others are. If you’re suffering injuries and losses after a collision, then you may need to seek compensation. You may benefit from reaching out for legal help to ensure that you get the best outcome after an auto accident.