Emotional stress and driving

by Five Fantastic Lawyers™ on December 2, 2010

Car accidents can often be caused by factors of domestic nature- a couple, parents and children or friends arguing in a car may quickly become a hazard on the road as they are in an emotionally unfit state to drive and risk getting involved in a car accident. The driver of the car who is involved in the argument may subconsciously increase his driving speed, can be easily distracted and not pay enough attention to what is happening on the road.

Furthermore, driving immediately after an argument or any other emotionally draining or upsetting experience is a dangerous thing to do as well, as it can directly lead to a car accident. It is advised by psychologists to take a moment to calm down and gather your composure before sitting behind the wheel in order to avoid possible car accidents on the road.

When the driver of the vehicle is under a lot of pressure emotionally they may chose to act aggressively towards other drivers and take unnecessary risks, such as overtaking and driving too close to other cars. It is therefore crucial not to drive when you are angry, upset or emotionally drained to minimise the risk of getting involved in a car accident.

If you have been involved in a car accident, that was not your fault, please do not hesitate to contact Thompsons No Win No Fee specialists who will advise you on your first steps to receiving the compensation that you deserve.

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