hazard

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any potential source of harm, injury or adverse health effect to a person, or damage to something; an object, process or condition that may expose a person to risk of harm or injury.

Driving-related hazards include practices (e.g. speeding, following too close, not wearing seatbelt, overloading vehicle, insufficient driver training), conditions (fatigue, slippery roads), objects (loose wheel nut), substances (carbon monoxide, alcohol), materials (gravel surface) and energy (from your vehicle, or an oncoming vehicle).

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hazard