When you’re driving in Texas, you likely expect that other drivers will be paying attention to the road and their surroundings like you. However, there could be times when people are distracted while they are behind the wheel. Here are a few ways that you can sometimes detect a distracted driver so that you decrease the risk of an accident.
While trying to prevent car accidents from occurring, you might slow down or even come to a sudden stop. A distracted driver might not notice that another car is stopped in front of them or that there is a hazard in the roadway, which can then lead to an accident.
Another sign that you’re on the road with a distracted driver is that they don’t have a consistent speed. The person might drive at slower speeds because they are on their phone, eating, or doing other things in their car. They could speed up and slow down at random intervals while they are doing other activities. Drivers could also drift from one lane to another, especially if they are driving at higher speeds as they might not have as much control of their car.
Most drivers won’t linger at a red light or a stop sign for too long once they are able to drive through. A distracted driver might not pay attention when a light turns green, lingering for a bit longer than other drivers would. This could be due to the driver trying to respond to a message or trying to finish eating or finish grooming while they are in the car among other activities.
Knowing what to look for in a distracted driver can lead to a decrease in the number of accidents on the road.