Six Causes of Impaired Driving

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Six Basic Causes of Impaired Driving
Advanced Age, Alcohol, Drugs, Emotions, Fatigue, Inexperience

Why is impaired driving an issue and why should you care? You are only as safe as the other drivers on the road. If there was an impaired driver on the road that was distracted and, for example, ran a red light, and you were the car who was just following the rules and going through a green light, and they hit you, you are now hurt and have to deal with this issue. Impaired driving does not just affect the driver who is impaired but also others who are on the road as well. Impaired driving is a very serious and dangerous issue that many people are charged and prosecuted for. The six basic types of impaired driving are alcohol, advance
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Driving in this state can also cause you to get a ticket depending what trouble you get yourself into, whether it be speeding when you are angry, that can be a very costly ticket that can be easily avoided by cooling off and refraining from driving before you get out of the emotional state. Driving while you are fatigued is very dangerous because you will not be able to keep your eyes on the road and make wise decisions. The best option to avoid any accidents is to pull over to the far right side of the road, as far as you can off the road or into a nearby parking lot and put the car in park and have a nap. If after the nap you are still fatigued you should call for a pick up by a trusted friend or family member. Being fatigued can cause your eyes to get heavy and sometimes cause you to fall asleep in the driver’s seat. This is dangerous because you could go off the road or even go into oncoming traffic. This can be a costly or possibly a fatal mistake. Inexperience is a common cause of accidents in Canada. Driving school is recommended for all young drivers to give them the experience that they need and also the knowledge they need to become safe and alert drivers. For example, an inexperienced driver coming up to a stop sign might not know who’s right of way it is and possibly cause an accident. Inexperienced drivers should go to driving school and get the experience and knowledge


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