Do some people like the risk of driving?

There's an inherent risk every time you get in the car. Millions of people are hurt or killed every year in car crashes. Each trip you take makes you that much more likely to join those statistics.

Frighteningly, some experts believe some drivers actually embrace this risk. They look forward to that part of driving. These experts have said it's similar to the way that some people love gambling, finding a thrill because of the risk of losing it all. To them, driving is the same thing, though the stakes are actually even higher.

They even go so far as to say that some people drive simply because they think it's risky and exciting.

You may drive because it's necessary. You commute to work because you have to be at work and the car is the fastest and easiest way to get there. You drive to the store because you need to stock the fridge and it's too far to walk.

You view your car as a way to get from Point A to Point B. You don't like the risk.

But what if the drivers around you are there for the risk? Will they gamble and take chances behind the wheel? Could their behavior and driving style put you in danger since they won't be as careful as they should be?

If a reckless driver is speeding for no reason other than the rush that it brings and causes an accident, you may find yourself facing high medical costs. Be sure you know what legal rights you could have to compensation.

Source: Jalopnik, "Why are we so captivated by car crashes?," Matt Hardigree, accessed June 30, 2017

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