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3 dangerous D’s for drivers

People often talk about accidents on the road. Yet, there is almost always a reason they occurred, and more often than not, it is down to the negligence of a driver. If they had acted differently, the crash would never have occurred.

There are many factors behind driver negligence, yet three stand out. Time and time again, they are to be found in crashes that leave people with serious injuries or kill them.

1. Drunkenness

The dangers of alcohol for drivers are well publicized, yet many continue to drink and then drive. Doing so affects judgment and response time, as well as the ability to focus and stay awake and alert.

2. Drowsiness

The American Automobile Association (AAA) suggests that losing two to three hours of sleep a day increases your crash risk by four times. Feeling tired is natural. Driving when you are tired is a choice, yet it’s not one that many people think about. They just do it without perhaps realizing the full danger it can cause.

3. Distraction

This is probably the most common form of negligent driver behavior of all. There are so many things competing for drivers’ attention that almost everyone will succumb at some point. It only takes a second distraction to miss something vital and cause a collision. Yet, most drivers succumb far too easily to these distractions or consciously choose to do something else while driving.

If someone injures you in a car crash, you have the right to seek compensation. Getting legal help to examine which of the 3 D’s they were guilty of can increase the chance you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.

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