The most dangerous thing you do daily is get into a vehicle. Car accidents are a leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. 32,675 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and it is estimated that the numbers for 2015 will come in even higher. While you cannot control what other drivers do, you can minimize your risk of being in car accident by modifying your own behavior and always being alert to red flag behavior on the part of other drivers.
Red Flags to watch out for on the road would include:
- Failing to indicate
- Hogging the middle lane
- Dangerous overtaking
- Hogging the outside lane
- Jumping traffic lights
- Being slow away from traffic lights
- Hesitant braking
- Last-minute braking
And this doesn’t even take into count the drunk, distracted and new and old drivers on the roads!
Stay safe out there friends!