Nearly seven in ten Americans have driven while drowsy, while millions have engaged in other risky behavior when they likely shouldn’t get behind the wheel, according to a new survey.
Motorists also routinely drive vehicles that should either be parked or taken to a repair shop, reports CarInsurance.com. More than six in 10 have gotten behind the wheel when there’s a “Check Engine” light on, while nearly a third have headed out on a winter morning when they couldn’t see through snowy or icy windshields. And a full one in 10 have driven cars whose doors had to be held closed.
“Fortunately car insurance is a safety net for bad decisions like these. If you crash because you’re sleepy or sick, your insurance will still pay,” said CarInsurance.com Managing Editor Michelle Megna. “But your insurance coverage could be in jeopardy if a doctor specifically advised you not to drive.”