High Risk Situations

The following factors can make errors more likely to occur in high risk situations:

  • Interruptions and distractions
  • Tasks out of normal sequence
  • Unanticipated new tasks
  • Multiple tasks; attempting to concentrate on too many things at once [8]

Exceeding the speed limit is the most common cause of fatal traffic accidents, although, it is often a deliberate violation that many drivers repeat frequently.