Nightmare Scenarios all Drivers Will Encounter, and How to Avoid Them

A red car and one black crash in an accident

When you finally start driving it feels like all your dreams have come true, right? Well, this may be the case, but there are still a lot of issues you’ll need to prepare for. There are a lot of costs involved in owning and running a car. But, on top of this you’ll have other issues to contend with. This is a list of some of those problems, and how to deal with them.

Speeding Ticket

All of us, at some point in our lives as drivers, will be guilty of speeding. You may already have had this happen. And the chances are you’re going to get busted at some stage. It happens, and you’ll get a speeding ticket. This can often lead to a fine or points on your licence. Now, in order to avoid this, you need to be careful and vigilant on the roads. Make sure you familiarise yourself with where the speed cameras are. And try to regulate your speed when you’re out driving.


Statistically speaking, car accidents are pretty common. That’s not to say that you will definitely be involved in an accident. But there is a chance that you will be at some point. It doesn’t matter how careful you are; you can’t account for what everyone else on the road is doing. All you can do is try your best to be the most sensible and careful driver possible. The more careful you are, the more you will reduce your chances of being involved in an accident.


All cars develop problems, and some will be more likely to break down than others. You can try and choose a more reliable car like a Volkswagen, but you may still break down. Now, there isn’t an awful lot you can do about this. Try to make sure you take your car in for maintenance and regular check-ups. This will help keep it in good working condition. You might also think about putting your vehicle in for an MOT to check its roadworthiness.

Parking Fine

One of the most annoying scenarios you’re going to encounter is parking fines. These can happen at any time, and we’ve no doubt all been stung by them in the past. Try to keep good time, and then you should reduce your risks of getting a ticket. If you do get one, and you pay it early, you may not have to pay as much. Parking fines are very common, so don’t lose sleep over it if you do get one. But make sure you don’t ignore it either. The sooner you get it sorted the sooner you can forget about it.

As you can see, it can be a pain being a driver. On top of all that expense and maintenance work, you have to deal with these scenarios. There’s no doubt that as a driver you’re going to encounter at least one, if not all, of these problems. So, now you know what to look out for you can take steps to avoid these problems.

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.