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Deadliest driving habits

As we gain more experience driving, we can start to feel more and more comfortable doing so. This can cause us to stop paying as much attention when we are behind the wheel, and to start acquiring bad habits that can increase the probability of having an accident.

Driving implies paying full attention to the road and what we are doing, however, many drivers forget that it is always important to review how we are doing and eliminate behaviors that can put us in danger.

 Here are some of the most dangerous behaviors and habits people report when driving.


Dangerous driving habits

1. Distracted driving. One of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted driving. People can be distracted by a myriad of things while driving such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, putting on makeup, playing with car controls, being distracted by some other electronic device, or even talking to passengers. Remember that it is vitally important that you drive with your full attention on the road, since, by dividing attention, your brain cannot strengthen 100% in this activity.

 2. Driving at excessive speed. Who has not been late to get somewhere? As drivers, we can sometimes think that a little speeding won’t hurt anyone, and that, on the contrary, we’ll get to our destination faster. Remember that speed limits exist for a reason, and by exceeding these limits you are not only endangering your life but the lives of others. It is better to be late at your destination than not arrive.

3. Driving under the influence of alcohol. You’d think we all know the great danger involved in mixing alcohol with the steering wheel. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that common sense fails many people after ingesting alcohol. If you drink, don’t drive! Call a rideshare service or have a friend or family member drive you home.

 4. Not keeping distance from other vehicles. Remember the two second rule. This refers to how you can calculate the distance between your vehicle and the one in front, and try to maintain it. If the car in front were to brake, you will have time to react.

At the Nourmand law firm we are concerned about your safety and that of your family. Call us if you have been involved in an accident and do not know how to proceed.