Drivers owe each other and other road users such as pedestrians and cyclists a duty of care. A driver should drive in a way that reduces the chance they injure someone. However, some people engage in risky behaviors on the road that endanger others.
Here are four types of dangerous drivers you may encounter on the road:
1. Drunk drivers
People get behind the wheel intoxicated for different reasons, including not knowing how impaired they are, peer pressure and false confidence. When a driver is drunk, their judgment is impaired, and they may have poor eye coordination. Accordingly, they may fail to make the right decisions on the road.
2. Distracted drivers
Distractions lead to many accidents. Examples include texting, talking on the phone, having discussions with passengers, paying attention to kids, eating, looking at billboards and so on. A driver taking their eyes off the road even for a few seconds can be dangerous.
People who drive faster than the speed limit may lose control or lack adequate time to stop if need be. Crashes involving speeding vehicles can result in severe injuries and damages.
4. Teenage drivers
Teenage drivers’ inexperience can make them more dangerous. A teenager may not have the experience or skills to make and execute quick decisions on the road that could help them avoid a crash. In addition, teenagers are highly likely to engage in risky behaviors, such as speeding or getting distracted.
If any of the above-discussed drivers or more involves you in an accident, it will help to consider your options to protect your rights.