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Dangerous Driving Habits

            Many of today's drivers have dangerous habits. Their habits range from reckless driving to even falling asleep at the wheel. The main cause of fatal accidents is bad driving habits. The highest percentage of fatal accidents involve young adults ages 21-25 years old. The three top bad habits are multitasking while driving, speeding and substance abuse. In the following I will go more into detail to support my statement. Multitasking while driving is one of many causes of fatal accidents every year. Some examples of multitasking are: texting, putting on makeup, talking on the phone, and reading mail. I personally have had past experiences with drivers who multi-task while driving. Thankfully none have resulted in an accident. One time my brother was driving and adjusting his radio. It was dark outside, and bad enough his windows are tinted. A pedestrian was crossing the intersection, my sister-in-law saw the pedestrian crossing the intersection and caught a near miss accident. Being distracted while driving increases your risk of causing an accident. In addition, cell phone usage while driving is against the law and the single most preventable action that can be taken against prevention of motor vehicle accidents. .
             Statics show that "texting while driving makes a driver 23x more likely to crash and drivers talking on a cell phone are 4x more likely to have a car accident." Therefore, bad driving habits can be avoided. Many people are negligent and don't obey by the law. It's estimated that at least 23% of all car accidents each year involve cell phone use – that's 1.3 million crashes. That is an astounding amount of accidents that can be avoided. Fortunately you can be in control of the actions that you take, but the driving of others on the road is unpredictable. With that being said it is also possible to avoid accidents involving speeding vehicles if you are not distracted while driving.

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