The biggest responsibility that any driver has is to keep themselves, their passengers, and other cars on the road safe. While following defensive driving tips is one way that you can work to keep everyone safe, you cannot control the actions of other drivers on the road. There are some instances where accidents are more prone to occur. A cautious driver can either avoid driving during these times or stay aware of the dangers on the road around them.
Be Extra Aware During These Driving Times
Driving is one of the riskiest actions that a person will do on a daily basis. Other drivers are prone to make mistakes, which is why you need to be alert and aware of your own driving as well as theirs. Knowing when other drivers are prone to be more dangerous can also prove to be an effective measure to avoid collisions and accidents.
Some of the most dangerous times to be on the road include:
- The times between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and midnight to 4 a.m.
- During the day and evening on Saturdays
- The months of August, September, and June
- The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day
- Fourth of July and Thanksgiving weekend
Many of these correspond to times when drivers are traveling for the holidays or driving after celebrating and may be potentially under the influence. The summer months, for example, also correspond with a higher number of travelers, teenage drivers, and increased alcohol usage, making it an even more risky time to drive.
Since it is unrealistic to think that a driver would not drive the entire months of August and September, a driver must simply remain more attentive and aware during those months. You should drive defensively, especially during summer months and late evening.
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