Crazy Drivers

Topics: Road, Automobile, Viggo Mortensen Pages: 2 (554 words) Published: April 8, 2002
I do not know how many times I have been driving down the road when someone does something stupid, ranging from pulling out in front of me or tailgating. More and more drivers enter the road every year and it seems as if less and less of them know how to drive. As a teen I often get stereotyped as a bad driver but this is a very unfair judgment. The fact is I have helped prevent accidents the closest I have ever been to being in an accident was the fault of an older gentleman. Still the numbers do not lie teens have the most accidents of any age bracket. Why do teens have the highest accident rate? I believe it is because of inexperience not bad habits. Most teens have only been driving for a very short time, if at all, when they receive their license this leads to accidents. People get bad diving habits from being in a hurry or just being lazy they are not natural. When people are in a hurry and shave while they are driving once and they get away with it, they are likely to do it again in an effort to save time even it they are not in a hurry. Observing my father who has been driving for 30 year and my little brother who has had his permit for 5 months I have noticed my father has many more bad driving habits. My father will not signal while switching lanes, drink coffee while driving or even talk on the cell phone in heavy traffic. These habits are not exclusive to my father ether may adults develop bad habits such as these. Many drivers young and old seem to be getting worse and worse at judging distance. I cannot count how many times I have been tailgated, illegally passed had a close call T-boning, or high beamed all form motorists who cannot judge distance. Tailgaters seem to be the most dangerous drivers of all. When a tailgater gets behind you on a wet road your best bet is to pull off and let them pass because tailgaters are where 50 car pile-ups come from. Most T-bone collisions could be avoided if drivers would allow larger gaps when...
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