While driving has made many things convenient, such as driving to work or stores, it also comes with many risks.
Some drivers are more likely to cause accidents than others. Here’s what you should know:
1. Drunk drivers
Drunk driving is one of the highest and most commonly known causes of auto accidents. Drunk drivers are so dangerous because alcohol impairs many of the crucial senses required to drive safely. For instance, alcohol can lower a driver’s vision, cause them to make risky decisions and impair their reaction time.
Most drunk driving accidents happen at night when bars are open (or are just closing), but some accidents do still happen during the day.
2. Distracted drivers
Another major cause of auto accidents happens because of distractions. Nearly anything could cause a distraction. One common distraction is caused by cellphones – nearly everyone has one.
Phones are essentially made to draw people’s attention when they ring or sound a notification. As a result, drivers may look away from the road, take their hands off the wheel and focus more on their phones rather than the road.
3. Reckless drivers
Many drivers take actions that endanger themselves and others. One of these actions may include speeding. Speeding causes drivers to lose control of their vehicles and lower their stopping time. Two other actions involve brake checking and tailgating; both of these actions lower both drivers’ ability to stop their vehicles before an accident.
If you’re in an auto accident because one of these negligent drivers crossed your path, you may need to learn more about your legal options to seek compensation.