Most people think they are good drivers but if we were all as good as we thought, there would be no car accidents. Continue reading to learn about some of the ways you may be a bad driver without realizing it. If you have been injured due to someone else’s bad driving, whether in a car accident, pedestrian accident, or any other type of accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Gesturing at Bad Drivers
If you see a bad driver and gesture at them in an angry or obscene way, then you are a bad driver. Keep your hands on the wheel when you are driving and do not make gestures that could potentially anger other drivers. Even shaking your head can be seen as an expression of irritation and can cause friction with other drivers.
If you are merging, changing lanes, or turning, you should use your signal – every time! If you believe that you only need to do so when turning left, or if there is a car directly in front of or behind you, then you should be aware that you are not driving safely. When you turn your steering wheel, you should be using a turn signal unless you are on a natural curve in the road.
Avoid Actions That Offend Drivers
After numerous surveys, it’s become clear what offends drivers. Avoid these actions:
- Cutting off other drivers
- Merging without enough room
- Not letting other vehicles merge
- Driving too slowly in the left lane
These are just some of the actions that can offend other drivers. The basic point is that if you drive safely and follow the rules, you are much less likely to offend another driver.
Take Action if You Are in a Dangerous Situation or You See One
If a driver is very aggressive and you fear for your immediate safety, call the police. While you are waiting for them, try to drive somewhere with a lot of people around, such as a mall parking lot or a police station. People are much less likely to react violently if there are many witnesses around. When you call the police, follow their instructions and trust that they will keep you safe.
Have You Been Injured Due to an Aggressive Driver?
If you have been driving safely but become injured due to another driver acting recklessly, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now at 800-333-0000 and we can discuss your situation during a free legal consultation.