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Unfamiliarity with a new vehicle

There are different risk factors that can make a crash more likely to occur and some, such as driving while under the influence of alcohol, are very obvious and widely recognized. However, there are other situations which can make a crash more likely even though they are not as evident, such as operating a vehicle for the first time. From a lack of familiarity with dashboard features or the center console to being unsure of how a vehicle performs on the road, there are various reasons why driving a new car can be dangerous.

Drivers may find themselves in this position after they purchase a new vehicle. However, a driver may also struggle while behind the wheel of a car that they are borrowing from a friend or family member. Moreover, those who rent a vehicle may have difficulty with a lack of familiarity with a particular vehicle and younger people who begin to drive for the first time may also face these challenges. If you ever find yourself in such a vehicle, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with the vehicle before taking to the road and ensure that unfamiliarity will not lead to a crash.

Sadly, some people drive vehicles that they are not fully accustomed to and cause accidents because they are distracted by trying to figure out certain aspects of the vehicle. If you were struck by a driver who may not have been very familiar with the vehicle they were driving, you should not think twice about going over your legal options.

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