There’s a reason people say the best driving is defensive driving. Most of us are familiar with the phenomenon that every person thinks they are a good driver—yet the facts speak otherwise. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 95% of vehicle accidents are caused by human error. Not every driver on the road is a good driver.
There is no way to control the behaviors of other drivers, but there are practices to help avoid dangers and keep yourself and others safer. Knowing the signs of a dangerous driver can help you steer clear of the potential hazards they pose, and, when necessary, alert local authorities to the presence of a danger on the road. To seek legal advice on car accident law, speak with an attorney who can provide guidance regarding how to handle situations in which a collision was caused by a dangerous driver.
Let’s take a look at eight different types of dangerous drivers and how their risky behaviors can cause serious problems for those who encounter them on the road.