Many motorists in Texas and across the United States have gotten upset with other drivers while trying to navigate busy roadways. In fact, a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that approximately 80 percent of motorists have felt angry or enraged while driving at least one time within the last year. This road rage has contributed to a number of catastrophic car accidents, injuries and deaths. What is the cause of such rage while behind the wheel? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, delays in traffic and people running late to work, a meeting or an appointment are some of the most common reasons why people get frustrated while driving. Others have a total disregard for the law and may feel a sense of anonymity when traveling in their vehicles.
You might be staying in your hometown during the holidays, or you could have plans to visit distant loved ones. No matter what your holiday travel plans are this season, our team at the Kyle Law Firm wants you and other Texas residents to stay safe. For most people, this includes getting enough rest before getting behind the wheel.
Allstate has just released its 14th annual America's Best Drivers Report, which ranks the 200 largest U.S. cities on the frequency of car crashes. The rankings, which are based on Allstate claims data, also calculate how the likelihood of each city's residents to be in car crashes compared the average U.S. driver. American drivers, on average, are in a car crash every ten years or so.
We all know that driving while distracted is dangerous. When we think about distracted driving behavior, we usually think about activities that take our eyes off the road or our hands off the wheel. Therefore, two of the most commonly discussed distracted driving behaviors are texting and hand-held phone calls while driving.
An international study of distracted driving has identified four types of drivers who resist messages to avoid talking or texting behind the wheel. Interestingly, women were substantially more likely than men to engage in distracted driving, so women are the first of the four profiles. The others include people who are frequent users of their phones, drivers who are highly disinhibited, and those with negative attitudes about safety.