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What is the number one unsafe driving behavior?

I need to know this for my driving class, but I can’t find a clear answer anywhere. What’s the most dangerous driving habit?

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Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
According to the Department of Transportation, the number one most unsafe driving behavior in the U.S. is improper speed. This includes speeding (of course)—and driving too slowly.
Driving too slowly is dangerous in that it disrupts the flow of traffic and can frustrate other drivers.
Speeding, on the other hand, makes it much easier to lose control of your vehicle, particularly in conditions that are already dangerous (like rain or ice). And high-speed accidents are usually more severe.
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