Are You a Bad Driver?

Unless you’re on the track at Texas Motor Speedway, driving shouldn’t be a competitive sport. If you are routinely experiencing rage from other drivers, getting pulled over regularly and feeling that everyone else is always coming out of nowhere, cutting you off, or driving way too slow, you might just be the one that’s driving crazy. Other indicators are dents and scratches on your vehicle and friends and family refusing to ride in the car with you. Take this quiz to see if you are a bad driver. Ask yourself, “How often do I…?”

  • Drive over the speed limit
  • Accelerate when the light turns yellow
  • Run red lights
  • Turn without using your turn signal
  • Switch lanes without using your turn signal
  • Tailgate other drivers
  • Get pulled over by highway patrol regularly
  • Brake constantly and unnecessarily
  • Drive with an expired license
  • Allow other passengers to distract you while driving
  • Listen to music with headphones on
  • Drive with one foot on the accelerator and another on the brake
  • Forget to wear a seatbelt
  • Display aggression and road rage
  • Read or answer text messages
  • Eat something with one hand while driving with the other
  • Apply your makeup
  • Ignore stop signs or fail to come to a full stop
  • Keep the same speed going over speed bumps
  • Fail to turn your headlights on at night
  • Stop behind another car without leaving enough space between you
  • Ask someone else to parallel park
  • Bump into parked cars
  • Change lanes or turn without checking rearview mirrors
  • Take or make phone calls
  • Use GPS on the phone without voice directions
  • Engage in social media while vehicle is in motion
  • Cut other drivers off
  • Park illegally
  • Drive too slowly
  • Drive on the shoulder to avoid traffic
  • Honk the horn at pedestrians
  • Throw trash out the window
  • Pick something up off the floor of the car
  • Fail to yield the right of way at an intersection
  • Fall asleep at the wheel
  • Drink and drive
  • Drive without a license

Bad Driver quiz

If you answered yes to any of these questions, there’s a chance that you are endangering others on the road. It’s time to break these bad driving habits. Check out the bullet points below to learn more about good driving habits and try these next time you are on the road. You could save a life — even your own!

Principles of Good Driving

  • Have a serious attitude toward driving.
  • Understand the risks and how to avoid them.
  • Know and follow the rules of the road.
  • Respect the power of vehicles.
  • Always drive safely and responsibly.
  • Always wear the seat belt.
  • Look out for what other drivers are doing.
  • Stay within speed limits, and drive at a speed that is safe for conditions.
  • Follow other vehicles at a safe distance.
  • Know when and how to move safely into traffic.
  • Communicate intentions to other drivers.
  • Show courtesy to other drivers.
  • Never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

If you or a loved one is the victim of a bad driver on Texas roads, contact our office for a free consultation today.