One of the most universal things when it comes to being on the road is the actual process of learning how to drive. Another universal experience is when you are already a confident driver and now must share the road with a student driver. Student drivers are not used to being on the road and therefore are more likely to become overwhelmed or make devastating mistakes. Many of us know or are even friends with people who hit their parent’s garbage cans or backed into a mailbox while learning how to drive. I know I can name quite a few people in my life that didn’t get off to a great start when they were first trying to get the hang of being behind the wheel.
One of the biggest problems with student drivers is that not all states require you to make note of the fact that someone is still learning. This means that many drivers will tend to get annoyed and may even drive aggressively around the person who is simply trying to learn how to navigate around in a new capacity. While aggressive driving is always dangerous, it is definitely moreso when it involves someone that doesn’t have the experience to counter the outburst safely. You obviously never want to have to use an evasive tactic while on the road, but it does happen. This is something you learn over time. If you have a driver that doesn’t have a lot of experience, the result can be devastating all because someone else couldn’t have some patience for a person on the road.
We always suggest having a sticker or magnet on your car if you have someone learning to drive in it. It may seem embarrassing, but it is better than having someone get aggressive because the driver is a little green. You never know how someone else on the road is going to react, but it is better to make sure that you and those you love are protected and safe with a little warning.
If you were injured in an accident that dealt with a student driver, give the Accident and Injury Center a call. We can help with any legal action that needs to be taken as well as with any pain that you might have. Car accidents are never comfortable, but we will do everything we can to help make it a little easier on you. Come in today and see how much better you feel!