We’ve all been there--safely driving along, when suddenly a car in your vicinity swerves or makes the wrong move. You look over and realize the driver looks suspiciously young, realizing he or she must be a new, teenage driver. Inexperienced drivers are more likely to be in an accident than those who are seasoned and practiced. This is due to a number of reasons, most commonly stemming from the fact that new drivers are often younger drivers, who are more likely to make impulsive and dangerous decisions.
The following are the top mistakes inexperienced drivers make, including but not limited to:
- Speeding – New drivers are likely excited to finally get behind the wheel, leading them to drive faster than is legal or safe.
- Distracted driving – Cell phone use, fiddling with the dashboard, chatting with passengers, eating, grooming…the list goes on. Teen drivers may not realize how big of a responsibility it is to drive distracted, which can be a deadly mistake.
- Inexperience – Perhaps the most obvious point to be made about new drivers is that they lack the experience and comfort level in driving that comes with years of practice. This means they are more likely to be unaware of what to do in specific situations that a seasoned driver would be comfortable in.
- Seatbelts – Ultimately saving people in a car crash, many new drivers still don’t wear seatbelts.
- Impaired driving – Drugs or alcohol play a major role in car accidents, and teen drivers are more likely to behave recklessly on that front.
- Not keeping distance – Tailgating the car ahead can result in disastrous consequences. New drivers haven’t practiced enough to react to a suddenly stopped car in time.
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