People who fail to use their turn signals are causing way too many car accidents that can be prevented! A study conducted by the Society of Automotive Engineers found that turn signal neglect is causing millions of crashes per year and may actually be more dangerous than distracted driving. They found that 25 percent of drivers neglected to signal when turning and a whopping 48 percent neglected to do so when changing lanes. Applying these percentages to U.S. drivers as a whole translates to 750 billion instances of turn signal neglect per year – or more than 2 billion instances per day. The study estimated that approximately 2 million crashes per year are a direct result of this issue. One of my driving ‘pet peeves’ has always been people who do not use turn signals….what is your biggest pet peeve with other drivers?
Everyone knows the dangers of texting while driving, or distracted driving. And the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that about 950,000 crashes are the direct result of distracted driving (driving while texting, talking on the phone, eating, putting on makeup, etc.)
When it comes to pet peeves of other drivers, my BIGGEST one is people who drive SLOWLY in the left, PASSING lane. I think a lot of people forget their drivers training, and the FACT that is is the LAW: On the freeway, you are supposed to keep right, EXCEPT to pass. And it is against the law to simply drive along in the left lane if you are not passing!
What is your biggest pet peeve with other drivers?