When it comes to auto accident risk factors, many people are aware of how dangerous it is when a reckless, careless driver gets behind the wheel. For example, someone who decides to take to the road after drinking or someone who purposely drives much faster than the posted speed limit is clearly a danger to themselves and others. However, even drivers who do everything they can to be responsible on the road may exhibit dangerous behavior for a variety of reasons. In this post, we will explore some and draw attention to the importance of being careful behind the wheel.
Even sober, careful drivers can become distracted. Whether someone is having a conversation with a passenger in their vehicle or they take their hand off of the wheel to adjust the radio, these distractions can lead to a crash. There are many other potential concerns, such as health problems (an unexpected heart attack while driving or severe allergy symptoms), fatigue, and unfamiliarity with a new area. Drivers may not realize how tired they are and how their fatigue can lead to drowsy driving, which is very dangerous. Even missing a few hours of sleep can increase the likelihood of a driver causing a crash.
Sadly, many drivers who are generally very responsible have lost their lives in these accidents and caused others to suffer as well. If you were struck by a driver who appeared to be a responsible person, you may even feel bad for them. However, it is imperative for you to take a stand for your rights, especially if you were hurt in the accident.