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4 kinds of drivers with high accident rates

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Auto accidents happen every day and can lead to severe injuries and vehicle damage. Usually, one or more drivers are to blame.

Here are a few kinds of drivers that are more likely to cause auto accidents than others:

1. Drunk drivers

Drunk driving is a dangerous act that can greatly injure drivers and victims alike. Alcohol decreases necessary motor skills required for safe driving, such as concentration, muscle control and reaction time. Many people believe that they are sober enough to drive safely when they are not. 

2. Distracted drivers

People get distracted easily and often. While this can be generally harmless, distractions while driving can lead to major accidents. Drivers who look away from the road for a few seconds open themselves up to a possible accident as a result of their lowered responsiveness.

3. Reckless drivers

There are many forms of reckless driving, for example, speeding. This can make it harder to control a vehicle especially if a driver suddenly needs to stop or avoid another car. 

Another form of reckless driving is aggression. An aggressive driver may make the road unsafe for others by running lights or signs, tailgating or brake checking. 

4. Student drivers

Student drivers often don’t have a strong understanding of traffic flow and vehicle operation. As a result, they may get flustered while driving and end up making a mistake that causes a car accident. 

There are many other reasons auto accidents occur, such as drowsiness, disabilities and weather. If you’re in a car accident, it could help to learn more about your legal options to get the compensation you deserve.