Any time you are driving a vehicle, you may face a number of risks that could increase the chances of an accident. However, there are certain instances when driving can be especially dangerous. Aside from bad weather and hectic traffic, some drivers may be more likely to find themselves in a motor vehicle collision while driving a rental car for a number of reasons. If you regularly rent vehicles or plan on driving a rental for the first time, it is important to be aware of these risks while behind the wheel.
People rent various types of vehicles for different reasons. For example, someone may rent a moving truck in order to haul furniture and other belongings to a new address. Not only do some drivers lack experience with these trucks, but they may have an even higher chance of causing a crash because they are not very familiar with the new area they are moving to.
People may also rent smaller vehicles because their regular car is in the shop for repair, or because they want to go on a day trip and do not think that the vehicle they own is suitable for the drive. Either way, people who have never driven a particular model before may not be familiar with certain aspects of operating the vehicle, becoming distracted or failing to follow certain safety guidelines. Unfortunately, some people may also drive recklessly while in a rental car because they are not as worried about damaging the vehicle, and they should be held answerable.