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You Are A Bad Driver If You’re Guilty Of Any Of These 11 Things

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There are good and bad drivers on the roads.

Whichever side you belong to is determined by how you behave or what you do while driving.

Good drivers maintain a set of habits, attitudes and disciplines that ensures their safety as well as other road users.

On the other hand, bad drivers are recklessly and careless on the road. They engage in acts that can jeopardize their safety and many other road users.





Every day, there are two kinds of drivers that drive through the road—good drivers and bad drivers.

Are you wondering whether you’re bad driver? Here are 11 signs of bad drivers you must watch and desist from.

 

  1. You Are Easily Distracted

While driving, you should be totally focused. All your concentration should be on your driving. Bad drivers are distracted by little things. They either create opportunities for these distractions or not properly handle them when they occur. So, avoid distractions.

 

  1. Texting and taking long phone calls while driving

Focus on the road is very essential when driving. Sadly, this is not the case with some drivers. They get distracted and indulge in phone calls, email and text message notification while they are driving.





 

  1. You Don’t Use Your Seat-Belt

Driving without seat belts automatically disqualifies you from being a good driver. Seat belts help reduce the impact of collision when they occur. Survival rate from collision is high when a seat belt is worn.  Seat belts can reduce crash fatalities by 40 to 60%. So, always ensure that your seat-belt is worn.

 

  1. Over-speeding

Unnecessarily over-speeding makes you a bad driver. Over-speeding is a major cause of road accident. It accounts for up to 20% of the accidents on our roads.  A pedestrian struck by a vehicle moving at 30 KM/H will be injured, but is likely to survive, however a pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle traveling at 120 KM/H is much more likely to be killed. Please caution your speeding spirit.

 

 

  1. You don’t know the capabilities and limits of your car

Having a good knowledge of your car limits and capabilities is essential. This can go to the extent of saving you from a whole lot of troubles.
Ensure you know what you drive.

 

  1. Driving with car lights not working well

The lights of a car are just like the eyes of a person. How can you drive a car with faulty lights? The head lights and others must always be working well!

 

  1. Drink and Drive/DUI

Poor judgment can have dire consequences. You need to be responsive and agile enough to effectively control and make decisions while driving. When you drink or do drugs, you slow down your sense of reasoning and making accurate decisions. This is as a result of the effects of the alcohol or the drugs in your bloodstream. They totally make you respond slowly to stimuli. Don’t drink/use drugs and drive.

 

  1. Driving with no turn signals

The turn signals of a car are simply the handle stalk on the steering wheel ensuring that you give intent to other drivers when turning. To avoid road accidents, always ensure your turn signals are present.

 

  1. You are aggressive and reckless

Aggressive and reckless driving results in road rage. When you drive aggressively and reckless, you drive other drivers angry, making them to behave in a disgusting manner which may lead to road accidents! Road rage cause drivers to become furious with other drivers assault them or verbally abuse them. This creates tension and may often lead to road accidents.

 

  1. Driving with blasting music in the car

Driving a car with loud rattling and vibrating sound is not an act of intelligence, but exposure to accidents

 

  1. Not paying attention to traffic lights on the road.

The essence of traffic lights is to ensure safety on the road. But many bad drivers ignore the signals and simply pass by.





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