The human factor - Paying attention is the best safety strategy

Lack of experience, overconfidence, and an increased willingness to take risks are some of the most dangerous sources of error among novice drivers – sources of error that not infrequently result in serious traffic accidents. This also applies to the same extent to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and to distraction while driving, for example due to using a smartphone. This makes it all the more important not to focus solely on vehicle handling and the rule of the road during the driving school training period, but to also instill higher-level competences, such as a regard for safety, self-control, self-monitoring, and an acceptance of traffic regulations.