Why Do Drivers Make Bad Choices?

Have you ever found yourself attempting to use your signal lights to change lanes when a driver in another lane speeds up to block you out? Or, have you had another driver pull out right in front of you, causing you to slam on your brakes? Motorists in Atlanta encounter bad driving habits every day. Whether another driver cuts you off, tailgates you, or changes lanes without looking, you may find yourself asking the question: How did they get their driver's license?

Most drivers neither give themselves refresher courses on the driving laws nor monitor their own driving habits. While there are very courteous and smart drivers on the road, there are also terrible drivers who put others in danger of auto accidents.

Some bad driving habits that could cause a car crash include:

  • Not paying attention to traffic signs
  • Not stopping for a pedestrian
  • Not yielding to cyclists
  • Making a U-turn in busy traffic
  • Cutting off other drivers
  • Driving in a dangerous manner
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Tailgating
  • Speeding

Most of these driving situations occur due to a lack of consideration for others on the road. When drivers are only focused on their own needs, aren't paying attention, are careless or are in a hurry to get from Point A to Point B, accidents occur. All drivers need to be reminded to respect others on the road. There are obviously more bad driving habits than just the above-mentioned, and we are sure that you have your own driving pet peeves.