Deliberately not giving way or stopping for pedestrians and school children.
Some drivers intentionally speed up to close a gap when they see another driver wanting to switch lanes, and many drivers fail to grant the right of way to pedestrians or school children while in a crosswalk, which can lead to tragic results.
Driving on shoulder lane of expressway.
The shoulder lane of an expressway is designated as an emergency lane, but many motorists use it during traffic jams to get ahead of other cars. This is very dangerous because there can be stationary vehicles on the shoulder lane.
Driving with high beams/fog lights.
High beams and fog lights are meant for low visibility driving situations, but many people drive with high beams and fog lights when it is unnecessary. This can lead to temporary blinding of other motorists.
Erratic driving while talking on mobile phone.
Making or receiving phone calls while driving, even while using a hands free kit, is distracting, and causes a driver to lose concentration of the road and surrounding areas.
Excessive use of horn.
One tap on the horn is enough for most situations but some drivers tend to press the horn continuously, which can be a nuisance to other people.
Failing to signal, or stop at a red light.
This is one of the most common complaints. Failure to indicate your intention is not only annoying to others, it can lead to crashes too. Failing to stop at a light or stopping and looking to see that no one is coming and then proceeding through a red light is very dangerous and is commonplace on our roads today. Stop and wait for the green light. You are playing Russian Roulette if you don’t. It will just be a matter of time before something terrible happens.
Not keeping in lane when turning.
This is another bad driving habit, which is not only irritating to other motorists but can also cause crashes.
Speeding endangers the driver, other motorists, pedestrians, and children in school zones or crosswalks. You don’t have enough time to react and stop when you speed. Speed limits are posted for good reason, for everyone’s safety. Please slow down.
One of the leading causes of crashes is tailgating. It is very dangerous as it reduces the amount of time a driver has to react to situations. As a responsible motorist, you can eliminate these bad driving habits and make driving in California a more enjoyable experience for everyone. Leave enough room between you and the car ahead of you to allow for the proper perception and reaction time regarding your stopping distance or any defensive actions you may need to make. A good rule of thumb is one car length for every 10 mph. Remember - "Courtesy Makes A Pleasant Journey".