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I am pretty sure most people will agree that Los Angeles drivers are among the worst drivers around, in the United States, and when it rains, it literally pours with horrendous driving conditions, extreme traffic, and car accidents.
The largest issue I believe is that drivers do not change their driving style when it rains, therefore, making their questionable decisions during dry conditions, that much more dangerous and extremely questionable. Just imagine if it snowed in Los Angeles, Ca.
What people need to realize is that when it rains, the oils that are on the streets come up to the surface. Thus, making the surface more slick, and also, the rain itself makes hydroplaning more likely, especially depending on individual tire treads and wear.
Accident Lawyer of California asks that all drivers out there be extra cautious and realize the importance of safe driving to protect one another. Realize that you are driving a 2000 plus pound weapon and on water, it is more dangerous, with less control.
DEFENSIVE OR OFFENSIVE DRIVERS
Primarily, I would say LA drivers are the worst because everyone is in a hurry and everyone is an aggressive driver. What happened to defensive driving?
I would call aggressive driving, people who speed up to try and make every yellow light before it changes to red, or those who are at a left turn light waiting to make a left, but that have to yield to traffic, and will run a red light to make there left or fail to yield to on coming traffic, and turn prematurely, and assume that the car with the right of way will stop at the yellow. Yielding will prevent accidents and keep you and your loved ones safe
I would define defensive driving as protective driving; making sure that you and the people in your car are as safe as possible and you, as the driver, are not a contributing factor to potential accidents. Examples of defensive driving would be stopping at that yellow light, yielding and maybe waiting for the next light change to make that left turn, and dare I say having patience.