In many occasions, we encounter careless or reckless drivers each and every
day while we are on the roads and highways. It is imperative to understand
that even the most minor bad habits can result in causing serious collisions.
Bad driving habits not only cost motorists thousands of dollars in repairs
and higher insurance rates, but they can also increase the risk of severe
and fatal injuries.
The following are the common bad driving habits which can cause car accidents:
Distracted driving – Whether you text while you drive or brush your teeth during your
commute to work, performing a task that either takes your eyes, hand and
mind away from operating a vehicle can reduce your reaction time to avoid
unexpected situations on the road.
Running red lights – Many drivers speed across the intersection prior to the traffic
light turning red. Not only is running red lights a bad habit, but also
extremely dangerous for you, other drivers, and pedestrians.
Speeding – While driving a few miles over the speed limit doesn’t sound
too serious, even a minor increase in your risk of a crash. In addition,
you could be subject to traffic penalties if caught speeding by law enforcement.
Tailgating – Following the car in front of you too closely is a common occurrence.
If you don’t leave yourself enough room to brake, it can result
in a rear-end collision if the driver in front of you suddenly stops.
Not using turn signals – Turn signals let other drivers know when you are making a turn
or changing lanes. If another driver doesn’t expect you to make
a turn or enter a lane, this can result in a collision. Signaling can
Reckless or aggressive driving – We understand that driving can sometimes be frustrating, especially
when you experience traffic jams. Driving while angry can typically lead
to unsafe driving and poor decision-making.
If you suffered an injury caused by a negligent driver,
contact our Montana personal injury attorney at
Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC and request a
free consultation today.