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    The most common bad driving habits


    What kinds of bad driving habits drive you mad? Tailgating is one of the most frustrating – and dangerous – bad habits some drivers are faced with when they drive on the roads. Even if you are a good driver you may still come across other drivers who are not as responsible and can put you in danger as a result.

    A lack of attention is another of the more common bad driving habits that occur. People can become distracted in all kinds of different ways. Furthermore they can end up not paying proper attention to anything around them, instead merely keeping their eyes on the road in front.

    Texting or using a mobile while driving is another bad – and illegal – habit. Even a second’s inattention can lead to an accident, so it does show how important it is to make sure you drive responsibly and safety at all times. Even eating while driving is very dangerous because it takes your attention away from what you should be looking at – your immediate surroundings. As you can see there are some very common and very dangerous bad driving habits that can vastly increase the chances of being involved in an accident.

    How dangerous can bad driving habits be?

    Bad driving habits can lead to accidents, injury and even death. Anything that gives you less time to react or takes your attention away from the road could have serious consequences. When you learn to drive you are taught how to drive properly and attentively. Unfortunately some people become lazy and they end up causing accidents that could hurt them, or worse, hurt other people. No one can really believe they will ever be in an accident, but unfortunately accidents happen every single day and many drivers are responsible for causing them.

    Have you been in an accident you believe was caused by someone else?

    There is nothing worse than being in an accident that was not your fault. If you believe someone else was at fault for an accident that damaged your car or caused you injury, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We can provide you with information, advice and support that could result in bringing a no win, no fee* claim against the other party. Contact us now by using our free 24/7 enquiry line; alternatively try the 30-second online test we have ready and waiting for you to try.

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    Date Published: September 19, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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