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Drivers to Look Out for on the Way Back to College

Now that the summer is wrapping up for many college students in St. Louis, most of them are packing up their cars and getting ready for those long drives back to campus. Whether their university is local or out of state, most of them are bound to be behind the wheel for an hour or more before they arrive at their apartments or dorm rooms.

Unfortunately, the roads leading back to college are typically quite hazardous. Not only do students have to deal with summer traffic and construction, but they will be far from the only young drivers making a long road trip back to school. These motorists are still inexperienced and are vulnerable to committing several forms of negligent driving on their way to college. It’s crucial for students to be aware of potential dangers they may face.

Drowsy drivers

Just because you may attend an in-state college doesn’t mean most of your school’s students do. Some could be driving from Illinois or as far as California. You don’t know when the last time these drivers took a break was or how much sleep they got the previous night. Even though most sleeping problems tend to come during the school year, don’t expect all of the student drivers to be completely awake as you get closer to your university.

Spotting an exhausted motorist is not that much different from coming across a drunk driver. They may display sporadic movements, inconsistent spe