Dangerous Driving Habits

We all have some bad habits. But some of them have a high cost. When you are on the road, it’s not difficult to spot people who have dangerous driving habits. Sometimes it’s a lack of education about safe driving; sometimes it’s just poor driving habits. These people present danger to themselves as well as the others, passengers and pedestrians.

Speeding

Or driving over the speed limit!

Without saying, you know it’s dangerous. Roads all over the world have speed limits, which take into consideration the condition of the way, the number of carriageways, and whether or not you’re driving within the pedestrian area.

Driving over the speed limit puts you and everyone around you at risk. If you get caught, you’re putting other passengers and other motorists at risk if you’re involved in a car accident. However, it’s pedestrians who bear the brunt of the dangers of speeding drivers. There’s a direct connection between pedestrian fatalities and speed!

Parking in Illegal Areas

Even though most parking areas are monitored closely, drivers continue to park where they shouldn’t — red zones, accessible parking spaces, clearly-marked legal parking hours and so on. Having your car towed can be expensive, so remember that when you have the urge to “park just for five minutes”!

Ignoring Traffic Signs

Do blow through the stop sign. Those signs are there for a reason, and if there’s no one around, you should obey them. You never know when a car or pedestrian might come out of nowhere or even cop!

Acceleration Through Yellow lights

There is an adventurer in every one of us. Sometimes we’re just exhilarating to speed up and catch the light.  Often, we don’t make it, and you end up holding other drivers who have a green light. This habit can lead to significant collisions. Some lights are longer than others, so sometimes you think you have more time when the truth is that you don’t. Do the responsible thing and slow down when the light turns yellow if you’ve got room to stop.

Cell Phone Use

Many people use cell phones on a regular basis to keep in touch with business associates, friends or family. The only problem is, it’s tough to keep your eyes on the road while talking on a cell phone. Buy the hands-free device and set your phone so it’s accessible while driving.

Driving Too Slow

Some drivers and new drivers can operate at the same speed on the highway as they do in a residential area. It’s better to check speed limits and adjust your speed accordingly.

Not using Turn signals

This can be very dangerous. If you don’t tell other people where you’re going, how can you expect of them to know? Changing lanes or turning without signaling can put you in harm’s way. The worst situation is when drivers slow down to turn without putting their signal lights on. This can quickly catch the cars behind them of the guard.