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4 kinds of drivers that cause accidents

On Behalf of | Sep 20, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Thousands of car accidents happen every day. Drivers can reduce the number of car accidents by practicing safe driving techniques. 

Unfortunately, some car accidents can’t be avoided because of the negligence of other drivers. Here are a few kinds of drivers who are likely to cause accidents:

1. Distracted drivers

One of the biggest causes of auto accidents is caused by distracted driving. Distracted driving occurs when a driver looks away from the road or does something that might take their hands off the wheel. Eating, drinking, changing the radio or talking to passengers are all types of driving distractions. The most common kind of distraction while driving is caused by phones.

2. Drunk drivers

Another one of the biggest causes of auto accidents is drunk driving. Alcohol impairs drivers’ senses, which may cause them to lose focus, drive erratically and lower their reaction time. 

3. Drowsy drivers

Alcohol can have adverse effects on drivers. Similarly, drowsiness can create issues for drivers that reflect drunkenness. It’s often difficult, however, to tell when a driver’s drowsiness is the cause of an accident because most drivers experience adrenaline following accidents. 

4. Negligent drivers

Some drivers selfishly engage in unsafe driving that endangers them and surrounding vehicles. One way a driver may be negligent is if they speed. Speeding can make it harder for drivers to control or stop their vehicles. Other forms of negligence can be tailgating and brake checking. 

Other people shouldn’t have to pay for the actions of these kinds of drivers. If you’ve been hurt in a wreck, it’s wise to find out more about your right to compensation for your losses.