It Takes 10 Weeks to Become a "Bad" Driver

New drivers tend to be kind of timid and maybe even TOO careful sometimes. But give your teenager a few months, and they'll have the same terrible, annoying driving habits as the rest of us . . .

A new study found the average person starts adopting bad driving habits about 10 weeks after they get their license. So about two-and-a-half months in. Here are eight habits, and how long it takes before we start doing them . . .

1. Giving up on gripping the wheel at "10 and 2", 3 months and 15 days in. That's also right around when we start driving with one hand.

2. Not always wearing your seatbelt, 3 months and 18 days.

3. Forgetting to check your mirrors when you change lanes, 3 months and 21 days.

4. Not using turn signals, 4 months and 12 days.

5. Tailgating, 4 months and 15 days.

6. Riding in the left lane when people need to pass, 4 months and 18 days.

7. Cutting people off, 5 months and 3 days.

8. Running red lights, 5 months and 6 days. 

(SWNS Digital)

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