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Can Defensive Drivers Make The World A Safer Place?

The highways are filled with poor drivers who cause numerous accidents. Sadly, quite often, the people who are hurt did not cause the accident. Whether or not you dislike it, whenever you get in the driver’s seat in your car you have to drive defensively. It’s in your best interest to understand what other drivers are doing so you will not be surprised at their next actions.

Many methods are available to help you be able to handle whatever happens when you’re at the wheel of your car. Among the best things to do is always to persistently be on guard. When you are behind the wheel of your car, it is not the time to be chatting with people on the phone or in the car and it’s a bad idea to spend much time looking at the passing sights. The aim of driving is usually to carry you and your passengers from one location to another uneventfully. Whenever that you have to deal with a distraction whether it’s talking to other people in the car, talking on the phone, turning on the radio, or checking your makeup in the mirror, you’re increasing your chances of having an accident.

Even though large numbers of places in the United States and around the world have made talking on cell phones while driving illegal, people continue to do so anyway. Driving with one hand around the steering wheel and one hand on the cellular phone can cause a lot of problems as your attention is not fully on the road. It does not take much to become so engrossed in your discussion that you don’t pay attention to what is happening on the road. If there is the need to swerve to avoid something, you may not even be able to react if your concentration is not there. Who knows when an unpredicted obstacle will get in your way, so it is imperative to stay alert.

You ought to be aware because you cannot predict when you may come up on a pothole or something else in the road. Most roadways are generally safe to drive on, but harmful things can get on the road, like stuff falling off a garbage truck, or a construction vehicle, and also many places rocks can roll down onto the road. Issues like this make crashes possible when you least expect them. If the driver suddenly runs into some unexpected debris in the road, he will most likely obtain some harm to his car particularly if he is driving at high speeds. Sadly, it could even cause you to be involved in a major accident, either single car or multi-vehicle. No doubt it is possible to recall more than one time when you had to suddenly veer to one side so you wouldn’t drive across something in the road, and how much worse might this have been if your attention had been diverted?

It really is crucial to keep an eye on your surroundings when there’s a possibility of animals coming onto the highway or if you’re in a location with many pedestrians and cyclists. A defensive driver will be on the alert for them at all times. You definitely don’t wish to bring about trauma to someone who was following the rules of the road simply because you chose not to give your full attention to your driving.

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Do car insurance companies consider education/income/occupation in determining the price of a policy?

To add to the ever-growing pile of insurance questions… We all know insurers consider things such as driving records (claims, accidents, tickets, etc…), age, characteristics of the area in which the car is parked/garaged, type of car, credit history (I BELIEVE I have named all of the most salient measures). However, other information is also collected such as your education, income level and occupation. Seems to be quite a lot of excess data for an auto insurance company. So, are any of these ever used in determining the cost?

Different companies consider different factors and give them different weights in calculating premium. Credit record matters to many companies. Usually they are only interested in your occupation if it might affect your risk (someone who delivers newspapers has a different risk than a real estate agent, who has a different risk than a regular commuter, etc.) I’ve never heard education or income being considered, but anything’s possible.

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