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April 25, 2012

The Top Deadliest Mistakes a Driver Must Avoid

In a perfect world, driving can be fun and easy. Every necessary movement associated with driving can be performed with accuracy. But then, this is not a perfect world. Truth be told, there is no such thing as accurate driving. Any attempt to make sure that the driving experience is smooth at all times is downright dubious. At any time and any place possible, driving can lead to either major or minor accidents.

To help drivers uphold their safety and of other motorists, it is important for them to keep in mind the deadliest driving mistakes. Here are some of them that they must avoid:

·         Swerving. It is the switching of lanes without proper caution. It is considered the primary deadly mistake, which, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), killed 15,574 people n 2007 alone.

·         Drowsy driving. Fatigue is one of the main enemies of drivers. It is often said that driving while tired is as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Traffic deaths are at its peak at hours when most people are accustomed to sleeping, usually from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.

·         Drunk driving. There is a reason why every state in the U.S. has drunk driving laws based on the blood alcohol content limit of 0.08. Also, states require breathalyzer tests on suspected drunk drivers to see if there is alcohol involved in someone’s system. According to the NHTSA, 60 percent of drivers who died in traffic collisions were legally drunk. Indeed, driving under the influence of alcohol is both illegal and deadly.

·         Overestimating. Overestimating or overcorrecting is when a driver excessively swerves away from an unevenly-surfaced part of the road. This is most particularly dangerous on sports utility vehicles (SUVs), especially those running at high speeds.  A rollover accident usually follows after overestimating.

Any of these mistakes can definitely result to injuries not only to drivers involved, but to other motorists and pedestrians as well. Victims of such accidents see this as a form of negligence, so it is not surprising that they may retain the services of accident lawyers Los Angeles to file claims against the drivers involved.