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7 Dangerous Driving Habits (Part One)

March 24, 2016 Hastings and Hastings

Over 30,000 Americans die every year in car accidents. These tragic incidents can be caused by a wide range of factors. Driving is an inherently dangerous act. Even when we take every safety precaution possible, accidents still happen. When we can do, is drive as safely as possible while promoting safe driving habits. Changing the dangerous habits of just one driver help make the world a safer place. With today’s blog, we will begin a multi-part series looking seven dangerous driving habits.

  1. Speeding

Speeding is the second leading cause of fatal traffic accidents. There is a direct relationship between the high vehicle speed and crash severity. What is more, traveling at high-speed increases a driver’s chances of being involved in an accident?This is because a car traveling a high speed is more difficult to control. Additionally, when driving at high speed, there is less time to perform defensive maneuvers. It has been proven time and time again, driving at the speed limit makes the roads safer for everyone. Avoid speeding at all costs.

  1. Ignoring Tire Maintenance

Tire maintenance is something that often goes overlooked by drivers. They may go years and years without paying attention to the condition of their tires. This can be very, very dangerous. As tires age, they become bald, which means they lose their tread. Without tread, tires have less grip on the road. This means it is more difficult to control, especially if road conditions are suboptimal. Tire tread plays a particularly important role when the road is wet. Additionally, worn tires are more prone tire failure, be it a flat tire or a blowout. Pay attention the status of your tires and replace them when they become worn.