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4 kinds of dangerous drivers

There are more people driving than ever before. As a result, more auto accidents are happening each year. It’s estimated that there are over a hundred fatal car accidents every day. Deadly car accidents between 2018 and 2022 increased by 16% – that’s nearly 6,000 more car crashes.

What’s causing so many auto accidents to happen? It’s often a driver’s negligence. Here are several kinds of drivers who are likely to cause auto accidents:

1. Drunk Drivers

Alcohol impairs many senses that help with safe driving. A driver who consumes alcohol before driving may struggle to see in the dark, stay focused on the road or make safe driving choices. Drunk drivers are likely to swerve between lanes, run lights and stop signs and stop unexpectedly.

2. Drowsy drivers

Drowsiness while driving can cause many of the same issues that drunkenness would. A driver may not see obstacles, lose focus on the road and even fall asleep behind the wheel. It’s often harder to tell if a driver is drowsy after an accident because of adrenaline.

3. Distracted drivers

A distraction can cause a driver to look away from the road or take their hands off the wheel. The most common driving distraction may be phones since they are made to draw users’ attention. Other kinds of distractions can include food, changing the radio and talking to passengers.

4. Aggressive drivers

Some drivers will act aggressively, such as speeding, tailgating and brake checking. It’s more likely for drivers to become aggressive during heavy traffic and construction.

If you are a victim of an auto accident, then you may need to seek legal help to learn about your compensation options.


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