What To Do When You Meet Georgia’s Worst Drivers | The brown firm
Who Are Georgia’s Most Risky Drivers?
Every driver has at least one story about someone else causing trouble on the road. But these experiences don’t necessarily tell us which types of drivers actually pose the greatest risk to the rest of us.
The most dangerous drivers can be defined by a range of factors, including behavior, age and the preventive measures they take.
Distracted driving, from traffic signs to Google searches
Drivers face many distractions on the road, and distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents across the country, including Georgia.
Some distractions are inevitable, while others are a choice. For example, drivers often take their eyes off the road to read an important sign about directions or construction. Although distracting, it’s more understandable than trying to reach for something in the back seat or responding to a text.
Avoidable or not, frequently distracted drivers are much more likely to cause an accident.
Being uninsured doesn’t necessarily make a driver more likely to cause an accident, but uninsured drivers certainly pose a greater risk to injured people in need of financial compensation.
As a responsible state, Georgia holds drivers who cause accidents responsible for the damages and injuries they cause. If you were injured because of someone else’s negligent or reckless driving, you have the right to seek compensation from their insurance company. If they don’t have insurance, you may or may not have other options; much depends on your own insurance.
We strongly urge all drivers to purchase uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage through their own auto insurance policy. This protects you in cases where an at-fault driver is uninsured or does not have sufficient liability coverage to fairly compensate you for your injuries and damages.
Behavior leading to impaired driving arrests
Drivers who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly increase their risk of causing an accident. Additionally, some studies show that people with a previous DUI (driving under the influence) are more likely to repeat their offence.
Whether they get caught or not, drunk or drugged drivers pose a significant threat to all other road users.
People in their twenties
Teenage and senior drivers are generally assumed to be a higher risk on the road. However, according to the data, people in their twenties are the most dangerous drivers.
Suggestions as to why this might be the case include people in this age group new to drinking and staying late in bars, as well as living away from home for the first time and learn to balance freedom and responsibility.