What is the one thing common for all drivers on the planet, besides the fact they have a driver’s license? It’s the belief they are the perfect driver. Nobody ever tells themselves they are a lousy driver. In fact, most people love to brag about their driving skills. But, if this were true and everybody was perfect behind the wheel, then there wouldn’t be any accidents or crashes.
In fact, they would produce cars without horns or even airbags. Obviously, this is not the case, so here is a comprehensive list of the signs you are a lousy driver. Read all of them, and if you recognize yourself in one, it is time to change your driving habits.
1. You Tend to Tailgate
This is a common thing among drivers today. It shows a basic misunderstanding of driving dynamics, as well as being the first sign you are a bad driver. Tailgating is driving too close to the car in front of you. There is an old saying that if you can read the license plates of the car in front, you are too close. But there isn’t any reason why you should tailgate, even in heavy traffic.
When you are too close to the car in front, you have less time to react in case of stopping or emergency braking. This means you are more likely to rear-end the car you’re behind in traffic. This could be a dangerous and costly accident because rear-ending someone is almost always your fault. So, always keep your distance, even if it means letting people cut in your lane.