Risk Taking and Perception

There are always risks involved in driving a vehicle. Risks can be based on the drivers experience, the vehicle's conditions, or the weather. Different people can accept larger or smaller risks when they are behind the wheel. By minimizing the risks you can increase the level of safety for yourself and other road users, but at the same time your driving behavior can increase the risk. Some examples of risky behaviors are not using headlights properly, driving too fast for conditions, tailgating, unsafe passing or lane changing. Lack of driving experience often contributes to reckless behavior as well.