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Dangerous Types of Driving

Nobody chooses to get into a car accident, but there are several types of driving that are more likely to result in a fender-bender or possibly something worse. There are enough dangers on the road without you becoming a danger to yourself and others.

Impaired Driving

The most infamous type of dangerous driving is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers who choose to drive while impaired may find themselves in the need of mobile windshield repair St Charles MO without even remembering how their windshield got cracked. Other impaired drivers wake up in jail or the hospital. 

Reckless Driving

It often seems like most reckless drivers are young men in fast cars weaving in and out of traffic impatiently. Although this is often the case, anyone can become a reckless driver by believing in their own invulnerability. Teen drivers sometimes drive this way to show off. Older drivers can also get caught up in road rage and feel they need to teach another driver a lesson. 

Distracted Driving

You don’t have to be answering a text message while driving to be distracted. A crying child, a spilled drink or just having a lot on your mind can make you distracted. Distracted drivers may have gotten enough sleep and have no alcohol in their system, but because they are worried or upset, they fail to pay attention to traffic lights or safety signs. Distracted drivers are the most likely type to speed through school zones because they simply weren’t paying attention. 

Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving most often occurs at night after a long day, but this isn’t always the case. A night-shift worker can experience drowsy driving early in the morning. You can sometimes snap yourself out of feeling sleepy by rolling the windows down or turning the radio up. If this doesn’t help, it’s best to just pull over and take a 15-minute power nap, and then get back on the road. 

There are plenty of dangers when you drive. Don’t add to them by driving under one of these conditions. 

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