You're at a family gathering, enjoying a few drinks, when your uncle says he's going to get in the car and drive home. Or, maybe you're driving down the interstate when you see a driver swerving all over the road, slowing down for no reason, and generally driving like they're impaired.
When you get behind the wheel, where do you feel safest, on the freeway or in a parking lot? While highway speeds make many drivers nervous, they never think twice about driving through the lot at the grocery store. It seems like they'd never get into an accident in such a controlled setting. They're safe.
Spring is notoriously a dangerous time for motorcycle riders. More people are getting back out on the roads, and many drivers have simply forgotten what it's like to drive around motorcycles. The winter made them complacent. They're not ready for bikes to be out on the roads in such numbers, they forget to keep an eye out for them, and they cause accidents.
A driver was on social media when he hit another Illinois driver. According to Patch.com, Bryce McDade-Peters did not see the truck stopped in front of him and slammed into the vehicle. McDade-Peters’ car then flipped over after rear-ending the truck.
In modern American culture, we often feel like we have to rush constantly. We rush in school to get a paper done on time. We rush at work to meet a deadline for a project. We rush through the store because we need to get home to our families.
When someone gets arrested for drunk driving or causes an accident while intoxicated, you often hear the same refrain: They thought they were sober enough to drive. They thought it would be safe. They did not realize they were that drunk.