Even the most cautious and experienced drivers are at risk of getting into a collision with another vehicle. Unfortunately, you always have to be ready to react to someone else’s distracted or reckless driving.
When you are on the road, it is very important to keep an eye out for indications that someone is driving unsafely. Recognizing some of these red flags can enable you to keep your distance and help you avoid a potentially serious car accident.
If you see a driver weave between lanes more than a couple of times in less than a mile, you may do well to let this driver get well past you. Weaving can be particularly dangerous if someone is travelling at a high speed or does not use a turn signal before switching lanes.
A driver who is crossing in and out of the boundaries of a lane or appears to be swerving erratically may be experiencing some type of impairment. It is also possible that a driver is simply not paying attention to the road ahead.
Slow reactions to stoplights
Distracted drivers may reveal themselves at stoplights. Stopping abruptly when arriving at a red light or being slow to accelerate once a light turns green may be a sign that someone is paying more attention to his or her phone than the road.
Ultimately, You cannot always count on other drivers to follow the rules of the road. Driving defensively and being vigilant about unsafe driving can help you stay safe on the road.