There is a myriad of factors that can make a car collision more probable, from intoxication to ignoring other traffic laws such as failing to yield or staying under the speed limit. However, some less common factors may also be cause for concern, such as driving a vehicle for the first time. When some people get behind the wheel in a new car, or a new type of car (such as someone who operates a pickup when they have never driven a truck before), the likelihood of a collision may be higher.
From seeing the road differently to struggling with controlling the vehicle, there are a number of challenges that some drivers may face when they find themselves in a new vehicle. These difficulties can take their attention off the road and make it harder for them to drive safe. Whether someone is renting a vehicle and they have never driven a similar car, operating a car that belongs to one of their friends or family members or they have just purchased a new or used vehicle, there are many reasons why drivers get behind the wheel in a car they have never driven before.
If you are hit by someone who is driving a new car, you may face all sorts of consequences, as with any other collision. It is important to thoroughly review all these factors and know what your legal options are if you have faced any hardships as a result of the crash. The car wreck page on our blog has more insight on traffic collisions.