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Examples of reckless driving that can put you at risk

On Behalf of | Jun 15, 2023 | Car Accidents

Driving is the most popular form of transport in the U.S. Nearly 300 million registered vehicles traverse nation’s roads. With so many vehicles out there, it is inevitable that you will cross paths with multiple drivers every day that you leave the house. These interactions usually go smoothly, but they can also go wrong.

Most drivers are conscientious, but this isn’t always the case. Road users can be reckless. Outlined below are some examples of reckless driving that can put you at risk.

Excessive speed

There are speed restrictions in place across the state of California for a reason. These limits are intended to reduce the risk of accidents and the severity of those accidents that do occur. Sadly, some drivers choose to ignore these restrictions and reach excessive speeds, leading to crashes that kill thousands of people every year.

Road rage

Many individuals opt to drive when commuting to work. This means that they need to be at a certain place at a certain time, or they could face the repercussions of being late. Traffic jams and other delays can be very stressful for drivers, and some of them may choose to act out in the form of road rage. Road rage involves aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating, dangerous overtaking maneuvers and erratic lane changing. All of these reckless behaviors have the potential to cause crashes and severe injuries or fatalities.

Being injured by a reckless driver can leave you immobile and unable to work. Personal injury compensation cannot undo an accident, but it can relieve some of the financial strain caused by a crash. It may benefit you to seek legal guidance to find out if you are eligible to seek compensation from the party that caused you harm.

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