Driving is a routine activity for many people, with millions of vehicles on the road at any given time. Unfortunately, it is also a potentially dangerous activity and millions of accidents occur every year.
While anyone could be involved in a crash, there are some types of drivers that are more likely to cause crashes than others. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Concentration is an important part of road safety. Drivers often don’t realize it, but they are making multiple decisions every second. Distractions, such as cell phones, other passengers and food and drink can impact the decision-making ability of road users. Distracted drivers are one of the most dangerous types out there.
Every year, over 10,000 people die in car crashes related to impaired driving. In Oklahoma, the legal limit is 0.08% Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and all drivers over this limit are considered to be impaired and potentially dangerous.
Impairment doesn’t only apply to alcohol. Other potential impairments include drugs, health conditions, certain medicines and anything else that may impair a person’s ability to drive safely.
Road rage incidents are another common source of road traffic collisions. Anger can result in drivers breaking the speed limit, carrying out dangerous maneuvers and even leaving their vehicle to assault other road users.
If you’ve been injured by another driver, then you might be entitled to financial compensation. Seeking legal guidance will give you a better indication of whether or not you have a valid personal injury claim.