John R. Fuller P.C.

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Archive for September, 2015

The businessman using mobile smart phone while driving the carWhile most of us tend to think teens are the biggest texting offenders on the roadways, the surprising results of a recent study found middle-aged drivers have a high rate of collisions due to the use of their cell phones while driving. These results show that very few drivers really have a clear understanding of the risks associated with distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported driver distraction was the primary cause of at least 18 percent of all auto crashes in 2012, with more than 3,300 people killed as a result. It is widely believed those numbers were actually much higher in 2012 because many of those who crash as a result of distracted driving do not admit that fact. Three years later, in 2015, the numbers are estimated to be as high as 30 percent or more.
displeased angry pissed off aggressive woman driving car shoutinIn our minds, at least, most of us descriptively categorize the drivers around us as we race to our destinations. We might call them “crazy,” a “slowpoke,” “Grandma,” or other names. In order to determine which driving personalities are the most common, drivers in the largest cities in the U.S. were asked specific questions. These questions included “How do you react to being tailgated,” “How do you react to being cut off,” “At what point on your gas gauge do you fill the tank,” and “What do you do if you miss  your exit?” Once all the answers were compiled, the following key types of driver personalities were revealed: