Don’t Develop These Horrible Driving Habits

Is there anything worse than a terrible driver? Yes: a road full of terrible drivers. Become a better driver with these tips on which driving habits to avoid.

Every single human being is a bad driver. We are creatures with short attention spans and hideous reaction times. But there are certainly some drivers that are better than others. Make sure that when you get behind the wheel you avoid these horrible driving habits, and make the road safer not only for you, but your passengers and those around you.

  1. Distracted Driving – Drivers are distracted by the radio, texting, accident on the side of the road, a cloud, you name it: As we said earlier, we have short attention spans. Distracted driving is an extremely dangerous, but preventable, thing to do.
  2. Ignoring the Speed Limit – The faster you go, the less control you have over your vehicle as your reaction time worsens. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nearly 1/3 of all motor-vehicle fatalities occurred in a speed-related accident.
  3. Drunk Driving – It only takes one drink to impair your judgment and reaction time. If you have had one too many, find another way home. You can take public transportation or call an Uber or Lyft to get you home safe and sound.
  4. Tailgating – This is not only rude and annoying for the driver you are tailgating, it is also unnecessarily dangerous. The more room you put in front of you and the car ahead of you, the greater your reaction time becomes. Rather, your reaction time stays at the same sub-optimal human level but you have more time to react to what is going on in front of you.

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