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Bad drivers lead to increased chance of auto accidents

It's the holiday season, which means there are more people on the roads than during other times of the year. Most people have a family gathering, work event or party to attend, and that means it is more likely that Texas motorists will be sharing the road with bad drivers. Bad drivers often do not recognize that they are bad drivers, but they increase the chance that innocent people will suffer injuries in auto accidents.

Car accidents can happen for many reasons, but one of the most concerning is distracted driving. Distracted driving, often because of phone use, is one of the most common habits that make a person a bad driver. All drivers should have 100% of their attention on their vehicles and what is going on on the road the entire time the vehicle is in motion.

Almost one-third of drivers admit to texting while they are operating their vehicle. This is not the only reason why a person could be a bad driver. Speeding, following too closely and not being aware of others on the road are all marks of someone who needs to improve behind the wheel. To protect themselves against the negligent of reckless actions of others, Texas drivers are often encouraged to drive defensively.

Bad drivers cause auto accidents, and it is often innocent people who suffer the consequences. If a person is the victim of another person's poor choice behind the wheel, he or she has the right to seek compensation through a civil claim. After a collision, it may be helpful for a victim to seek an explanation of his or her legal options.

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