What Is Reckless Driving?

While there are many preventable causes of car accidents, few are as daunting as reckless driving. These are so serious because they often require the driver to break the law and have a wanton disregard for the safety of others on the road.

Reckless driving is a common cause of car accidents and it’s important for individuals who have been injured as a result of these crashes to understand their rights. Knowing what is considered reckless driving can help when pursuing legal action.

Speeding

Speeding is a very common cause of serious car accidents. Negligent drivers often go well above the speed limit and as a result, put many other drivers in danger of injuries. Speeding can make it difficult for drivers to control their vehicle or to brake when suddenly necessary.

Because of the high rate of speed, any impact made in a crash can be extensively damaging to anyone in either vehicle.

Running Traffic Signs and Lights

Traffic signs and lights exist for a reason. They are in place to regulate traffic and help keep drivers safe. Unfortunately, not everyone abides by the laws concerning intersections. Drivers consistently run red lights, ignore stops signs, and fail to yield when prompted.

As a result, they can collide with those who are actually following the laws and crossing an intersection when they have the right of way.

Passing Over a Double Yellow Line

Have you ever traveled a two lane road with a double yellow line? Those double yellow lines indicate that drivers are not supposed to pass each other until the lines are broken, indicating it is safe to do so. Unfortunately, not everyone follows these rules.

Passing when it is not safe creates an opportunity for a head-on collision when drivers cannot see around turns and other cars are coming in the opposite direction.

At Lowe Law Group, our car accident attorneys believe that reckless drivers should be held accountable when they cause serious harm to others on the road. It’s important for you to take action and seek compensation if you’ve sustained injury due to someone else’s careless and dangerous actions.

We’re dedicated to protecting your rights at all times.

Call our firm today at (801) 900-4681 to discuss your potential case with us.

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