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Learning More About Dangerous Driving Behaviors


When motor vehicle collisions occur in and around Shreveport, they often result from a driver’s negligent behavior behind the wheel. Motorists engage in a wide range of dangerous behaviors when they are driving, including forms of aggressive driving, impaired driving, and distracted driving. Are some of these risky behaviors more dangerous than others? And is it possible to predict what kind of driver will engage in a particular kind of hazardous and negligent conduct behind the wheel? A recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that about 50 percent of all motorists engage in at least one type of dangerous behavior while they are driving, and it may be possible to classify these drivers based on the specific kinds of risky conduct in which they engage.

Our Shreveport auto collision lawyers can tell you more, and we are here to speak with you today if you are injured in a crash and need help seeking compensation.

Most Common Dangerous Driving Behaviors 

What are the most dangerous driving behaviors in Louisiana and throughout the country? According to AAA, the following are the three kinds of driving conduct that are most likely to result in crashes and injuries:

  • Speeding;
  • Distracted driving; and
  • Aggressive driving.

Researchers suggest that speeding is the biggest issue and the most frequent cause of deadly collisions.

How Are Drivers Classified?

One of the notable pieces of information from the AAA report is that drivers can be classified according to the types of dangerous conduct they tend to engage in while they are behind the wheel. This information comes from the new Traffic Safety Culture Index (TCSI), which groups drivers into the following categories:

  • Safe drivers (about 42 percent of all drivers, and report engaging in few dangerous behaviors while driving);
  • Speeders (nearly 23 percent of all drivers, and this category means driving at 15 miles per hour over the speed limit on freeways or 10 miles per hour over the speed limit on residential streets);
  • Distracted and aggressive drivers (about 17 percent of all drivers engage in both distracting and aggressive behaviors);
  • Distracted drivers (around 15 percent of drivers do not engage in other dangerous behaviors but do engage in distracted driving, such as texting while driving);
  • Most dangerous drivers (this group makes up 2.4 percent of all drivers, and they engage in multiple types of risky behaviors that put both themselves and others at risk); and
  • Impaired drivers (although drunk driving is a causal factor in many crashes, this group only accounts for about 1.3 percent of drivers.

Contact Our Shreveport Auto Injury Attorneys Today 

Many auto collisions in Louisiana, including car, truck, bicycle, and pedestrian crashes, result from a negligent driver’s conduct behind the wheel. If you or somebody you love recently got hurt in a motor vehicle crash or a trucking collision, it is important to get in touch with an experienced Shreveport auto injury lawyer at Rice & Kendig, LLC for assistance filing a claim. We can help you with an insurance claim and options for an auto injury lawsuit. Our firm does the work of obtaining police reports, medical records, and other related evidence to make the process as easy for you as possible. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you and your family.



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