Most drivers assume they are safe drivers who are in compliance with rules
of the road at all times. However, there are many bad habits ingrained
in American drivers that are considered common.
Unfortunately, these common bad habits cost drivers thousands of dollars
in repairs, fines, and increased auto insurance rates. Being aware of
your mistakes is the first step to breaking these habits.
The following are common bad driving habits:
Speeding – Whether on residential roads or highways, most people are guilty
of driving a few miles over the posted speed limit. While it may not sound
like much, an increase in speed is also an increase in the amount of time
you must stop to avoid a
Distracted driving – Distractions can take your hands away from the steering wheel,
your eyes away from the road, and your mind away from the primary task
of driving. Common distractions include cellphones, other passengers,
GPS devices, as well as food and beverages.
Failing to use turn signals – Your turn signals let the cars behind you know your next move. Neglecting
to use your turn signals can lead to a collision.
Tailgating – Meaning “following too closely,” tailgating is one of the
main causes of
rear-end accidents. If the driver ahead of stops abruptly, you won’t have enough space
to brake without hitting him or her.
Rushing yellow lights – You should not have to speed up to get through an intersection. Not only
is it a bad habit, but it is also extremely dangerous for you, other drivers,
and pedestrians alike.
Reckless driving – Actions such as cutting other drivers off or ignoring traffic signals
not only result in car accidents, but can also lead to a traffic citation.
If you suffered an injury in a collision in Florida that was caused by
a negligent driver,
contact our Dunedin personal injury attorney at
Paulsen Law Group and request a
free consultation today.