When it comes to bad habits on the road, just about everyone is an offender at some time or another. You might not even realize how much a certain activity distracts you from the road. Read on to learn more about some of these risky actions that could be putting you in harm’s way.

  • Pushing through a yellow light: There’s a saying that a yellow traffic light means “go faster”, but if you do not make it, you are right in the line of a potential accident if someone else moves through the light. Slow down if it looks like you will not make it through.
  • Missing your blind spots: Make sure to check twice before you move into a new lane; it is all too easy to miss a vehicle in your blind spot and wind up in an accident.
  • Improper merging: Getting the merge just right is a combination of experience and good judgment. Adjust your speed so that you can seamlessly flow into the traffic without a problem. Avoid accelerating too quickly or you could have a fender bender or worse.
  • Failing to use signaling: Drivers do not know what to expect when you turn or change lanes without proper signaling. Give them a heads up and you will reduce your chances of a serious accident.
  • Tailgating: When you are too close to the vehicle in front of you, you are asking for a rear-end accident. You might not have proper space to stop if you need to, and the accident could be your own fault.
  • Speeding: It goes without saying that speed limits are in place for a reason. Aside from running the risk for a ticket, you are also increasing your chances of causing a major car accident. Stay within the speed limit.

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