“It’s not a matter of if concrete will crack it’s a matter of when”
Concrete driveways sometimes have what’s called controlled joints. These joints or seams are put into the concrete while it’s still wet so that as the concrete dries and cures, hoping it will crack in those joints and not through the field. Unfortunately, there is really no way to 100% ensure a concrete driveway will not crack in other areas. Concrete driveway cracks can happen anywhere at any time.
When cracks happen, whether it’s in the control joint or other areas things can go bad fast. Depending on your climate if water penetrates the cracks then freezes and expands the crack will become worse. Poorly packed base under the concrete can be a cause as well. Concrete cracks can also be caused by growing tree roots, impact damage, weight overloading and ground settling.