AsYouAge Unsafe Driver Checklist

16 Ways To Identify Unsafe Driving Behaviors

  1. 1. The driver doesn’t use his or her seatbelt.

  1. 2. Family and friends are uncomfortable, afraid or refuse to ride in the car when the person is behind the wheel.

  1. 3. The driver has difficulty working the brake and gas pedals efficiently.

  1. 4. The driver has difficulty merging onto freeways or turning onto busy streets.

  1. 5. The driver only uses the mirror and does not turn his or her body to check for blind spots when turning, changing lanes, merging or backing up.

  1. 6. The driver has trouble seeing other vehicles, cyclists, or pedestrians, especially in bright light and at night.

  1. 7. The driver runs through stop signs and misses other traffic signals.

  1. 8. The driver has trouble hearing, seeing and/or is slow in reacting to sirens and flashing lights of emergency vehicles?

  1. 9. The driver weaves when he or she drives, “rides” the lane lines, drifts into other lanes and/or changes lanes without signaling.

  1. 10. The driver has trouble making turns (especially left turns), or makes turns from the wrong lane?

  1. 11. The driver does not keep up with the flow of traffic.  Other drivers frequently honk at or pass driver.

  1. 12. The driver has problems problem judging distances or making tight maneuvers like parallel parking and parking close to other vehicles in a parking lot or parking in his or her garage.

  1. 13. The driver gets lost or disoriented easily, even in familiar places.  He or she forgets where they are going or where they have left the car.

  1. 14. The driver needs directions or frequent reminders about how to get to places (even familiar locations).

  1. 15. The driver has been issued two or more traffic tickets or warnings in the past two years. Whether serious or easily preventable mistakes, tickets are warnings about unsafe driving behavior.

  1. 16. The driver been involved in two or more collisions or "near-misses" in the past two years? Rear-enders, parking lot fender-benders, and side-impact collisions while turning across traffic are a few of the most common indications that drivers may have diminishing motor skills, problems with vision and depth perception, slowing reaction times or cognition problems.

We all have to buckle up every time we drive or ride in a car. That’s the law: click it or ticket.

Drivers are not only responsible for their own safety, but ajso the safety of their passengers, other drivers and pedestrians who use the road.

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