by Michelle Ferris on Jun 16, 2015
If you think you drive your car more dangerously when you're stressed, you're not alone. As it turns out, the more frazzled you get while driving, the more prone you are to engaging in risky driving behaviors.
A survey of 500 WA drivers by Pure Profile Research (5/2011) revealed that drivers are the most stressed out in the afternoon, and may end up ignoring road rules and speed limits.
Of the 500 people in the study, when stressed and driving:
Losing your concentration for even one moment can put your car and your health in peril. You are much more likely to be in a car accident, and get injured or injure someone else. Additionally, if the car accident is at-fault, you will have more issues with your car insurance later. It is best to remain calm while driving, and focused on the task at hand: Driving.
If you find yourself stressing out while driving, consider the following options:
There is no sense in stressing out while driving. It puts your car insurance rates, your car, other people, and your health (both long- and short-term) at risk.
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