You have heard about how your personality impacts relationships and professional opportunities, but researchers have discovered another area where these traits affect your life. The American Safety Council reported on a study of driving personalities, basically a psychological assessment of the state of mind of motorists when operating a vehicle. Researchers have identified seven different driving personalities, though they did stress that the categories are fluid. Drivers could draw traits from multiple personalities, especially under varying traffic conditions.
As you can probably guess, certain driving personalities are more likely to cause or contribute to auto collisions. Their attitudes put all motorists at risk, so it is good to know you have legal options under Florida law if you were hurt. A Miami car accident lawyer can assist with pursuing the at-fault driver for compensation, including medical costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Meanwhile, here are a few of the driving personalities to avoid when you can – and avoid being one yourself.
- The Know-it-All: These were some of the most annoying kids in your class when you were younger, and they are no better when they get on the road. Know-it-Alls considers themselves experts on every traffic law in Florida, so they are always in the right regarding traffic situations. Their self-aggrandizing attitude also ensures they will communicate with other drivers who are “wrong,” often opening a window to scream at another motorist.