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5 kinds of potentially dangerous drivers

Of the millions of drivers on the road each day, thousands are involved in auto accidents.

Some drivers have a higher chance of causing auto accidents. Here’s what you should know:

Drunk drivers

Driving drunk is against the law, but that doesn’t stop some people. Alcohol impairs drivers’ ability to judge distances, focus on the road and follow traffic laws. Many drunk driving accidents happen at night when drunk drivers’ vision is impaired. A drunk driving accident can cause victims to suffer serious and traumatic health issues.

Drowsy drivers

Much like drunk driving, driving while drowsy can impair people’s focus, judgment, reaction time and vision. Drowsy drivers could fall asleep behind the wheel. This may cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and swerve into other lanes. Drowsiness often affects people who have gone twenty or more hours without sleep.

Distracted drivers

Distracted driving is a rising concern for many road users. Distractions occur anytime a driver would take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off of driving. The most common kind of distraction is phones but eating and passengers may also have similar results.

Aggressive drivers

There’s always the possibility of encountering an aggressive driver. Many people become aggressive early in the morning and during rush hour. These kinds of drivers have a tendency to tailgate, speed or brake check, which can endanger other drivers.

Beginner drivers

Everyone learned how to drive a car for the first time. Many learning drivers are in their teens. Learning how to control a motorized vehicle and maneuver traffic can be daunting and stressful. If a beginner driver suddenly gets stressed, they may have a higher chance of hesitating, braking or speeding uncontrollably, causing an accident. 

If you’re involved in an auto accident, you may be facing medical and repair bills that you can’t pay on your own. By understanding your right to seek compensation, you may be able to recover from your losses.