Dangerous Driving Behaviors
SOUTH CAROLINA- Indexjournal.com writes that while drivers often complain about bad drivers in their state, some states are actually worse than others. A recent study stated that South Carolina is tied in eleventh place with Kentucky when it comes to the worst drivers in the United States.*
The numbers were based on the percentage of crashes per population. Other nearby states performed better, with North Carolina coming in twentieth place and Georgia at eighteenth. In South Carolina, a crash occurs every 3.7 minutes, and there is one fatality about every nine hours. A drunk driver causes a deadly wreck once every 28 hours.
Factors contributing to these crashes include some common, but dangerous driving behaviors. Tailgating is at the top of the list. This behavior is dangerous because when a driver is tailgating, the driver may not be able to stop in time in the event of an emergency. This can lead to violent rear-end crashes.
Another driver who puts others constantly at risk is a driver who frequently changes lanes recklessly. Of course, if these drivers fail to use a turn signal, they then create an even greater risk of a crash.
Motorists who keep their high beams on when they are not necessary also make it difficult for other motorists to see clearly while driving. Additionally, drivers who continue to look at their phones while driving create a major problem to everyone on the road.
It is well documented that most accidents can be prevented with a little extra care and safety education. Since 1984, Montlick & Associates has been dedicated to keeping children and families safe on the roadway. Our commitment runs deep through our extensive, award-winning public service programs that provide people the information they need to avoid injuries. To learn about our Don't Drink and Drive Campaign, Child Passenger Safety Programs, Booster Seat Campaign and much more, visit montlick.com and click on “community service,” or simply click here. You can also learn more about one of our newest driver and passenger safety programs by visiting iridesafe.com.
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