Dangerous Habits Drivers Should Never Do


Have you ever been driving and another driver does something wild and you just wonder what is going through their head. Like what makes them think that was safe to do on the road? Whatever they did or whatever made them do it actually could be a common danger drivers do, some without even realizing it. Here are a few of the most dangerous things drivers do while driving. 

1. Eating While Driving.

A lot of drivers do this, a lot. Some do it without even thinking how dangerous it could be. They may not be texting and driving, but it is still an act that is distracting them from keeping 100% of their attention on driving. If you’re running late you shouldn’t be getting on the road with food. Not only is it distracting, what if you had to brake hard and fast and whatever you’re chewing on gets lodged in your throat and you choke? Your best decision is to stop, park and eat or eat before you leave. 

2. Texting While Driving. 

Yea, people still text and drive. It boggles my mind even after so many years after so many lives lost due to texting. and driving, people still do it. I’ve watched so many videos and read so many articles throughout the years of how many fatal accidents are the result of texting and driving. No matter how good of a driver you think you are, taking your eyes off the road for even a millisecond can be fatal. I don’t know how many times I’m in the car with my husband and a driver in front of us is swerving, or going below the speed limit, and when we end up passing them we see they have a phone in their hand. It’s just so dangerous and I don’t know why drivers still get behind the wheel thinking it is okay. 

3. Driving While Sleepy.

This doesn’t get talked about a lot, and I’m not sure why because it is very dangerous. Whether you have just woken up and got behind the wheel, or it’s at the end of the day and you start to drive. It kind of is like being under the influence of something, because while still sleepy, your reaction time is very slowed. Not only that, your cushioned seat could be very comfortable making it harder to stay awake. It’ll make you feel even more tired. Just please, get enough sleep or have another person drive while you take time to wake up more or sleep. There has been so many cases of car crashes because a driver fell asleep at the wheel. Don’t be an add on to those numbers. 

4. Road Rage.

Driving while in rage from another drivers mistakes can be fatal for yourself. Road rage can cause you to speed, or even break certain road rules yourself. Because you could be running late because of the other drivers actions, or could be going the wrong direction. You aren’t thinking straight and your judgement is bad at this time. Some drivers have road rage so bad they get into physical altercations with other drivers resulting in either a car crash, or the police are called, and you won’t be going home by that time. Best thing to do, is take deep breaths, be confident in your driving no matter how crazy a fellow driver is. Don’t let their actions and mistakes ruin your driving. 

5. Driving Without A Seatbelt.

This may also be surprising to some that drivers are still driving without their seat belts on. A lot of drivers aren’t accustomed to get in and put their seatbelt on first thing. Even with those cars that make a beeping sound to let you know you don’t have your seatbelt on, some drivers still ignore it. No matter how good of a driver you may think you are, you have no clue what other drivers on the road are doing. A seatbelt literally saves lives. Even if you so happen to get into a car crash, God forbid you do, but if you do, having a seatbelt can save you. It can help you from flinging around in the car, or from you jolting forward through the windshield. If you don’t wear it, it won’t be good news for you. 

These are just a few common things drivers do on the road, that can result in illegal driving, or worse car accidents. Next time you get behind the wheel make sure you aren’t doing anything of these, or plan to do them. 

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