Are you Guilty of any of these Dangerous Driving Behaviors?
With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, many agencies are taking the opportunity to bring awareness to dangerous driving behaviors. The California Office of Traffic Safety, along with the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement, will use public campaigns and enforcement efforts to address the distracted driving problem throughout the state.
What are the Top Dangerous Driving Behaviors?
A National Safety Council study identified some of the most common dangerous driving behaviors drivers report doing:
- Texting: 47% of drivers surveyed said they believe it is safe to send text messages manually or through voice-to-text systems.
- Checking email: 45% feel pressure from their employers to check their email while driving.
- Engaging social media: 35% of teen drivers say they would use social media while driving.
- Driving while intoxicated: 71% of drivers believe they are safe to drive after having up to three drinks.
- Driving while sleep deprived: 33% said it is acceptable to drive after getting less than four hours of sleep. Note that studies show drowsy driving is comparable to drunk driving.
- Relying on vehicle technology: 32% of drivers say new cars can essentially drive themselves.
- Driving under the influence of drugs: 13% of respondents said they had driven after using marijuana in the last month.
“Addressing these issues through zero tolerance enforcement and driver education is an essential step toward reducing distracted driving accidents,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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