I don’t know about you, but a lot of the times when I see a sticker that denotes a student driver I tend to try and stay away from them. I will either stay farther back than I usually would or I pass them as quickly as the opportunity arises. Student drivers are not used to being on the road and therefore are more likely to become overwhelmed or make devastating mistakes. After all, how many people do you know who hit their parent’s garbage cans or something similar while learning how to drive? I know I can name quite a few people in my family that didn’t exactly get off to a great start when they were first starting out.
One of the biggest issues with student drivers is that not all states require you to denote when someone is first learning. This means that people will tend to get annoyed easier and possibly even drive aggressively around the person just trying to learn how to navigate around a road. While aggressive driving is always dangerous, it is definitely worse with someone who 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 from years of practice, though. 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 someone else on the road.
We always suggest having a sticker or magnet on your car if you have someone learning to drive in it. It might seem embarrassing, but it is better than having someone get aggressive because the person driving is a little shaky. You never know how someone else on the road is going to react, but it is better to cover all of your bases and make sure that you and those you love are protected and safe.
If you were injured in an accident that dealt with a student driver, give DiBella Chiropractic a call. While we cannot help with any legal action, we can definitely help 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’ll feel!