Reckless driving is one of the leading causes of vehicular death in the United States. Reckless driving is the disregard for the laws and other drivers of the road. If a driver practices safe or defensive driving and goes out of his or her way to ensure the safety of everyone on the road, then he or she is not a reckless driver. Reckless drivers often feel that they own the road and that others are an imposing element on their roads.
Some common reckless driver actions to watch out for include the following:
Rapidly crossing multiple lanes: If a driver performs this move, he or she does not leave enough time to check multiple blind spots and therefore increases the risk of an accident. There is a possibility of hitting the front end or side of another vehicle. Drivers who perform this move may also weave in and out of traffic, hoping that a path is cleared for them.
Ignoring right of ways: Reckless drivers may briefly stop at a 4-way stop and immediately hit the gas without paying attention to who is next to cross an intersection. They may also drive in front of someone in a turning lane.
Ignoring traffic signs: This has several different types of outcomes. If someone speeds down a street, someone else may cross in front of them while assuming that the reckless driver was driving the speed limit. This would result in a serious accident. Drivers who ignore traffic signs also ignore the laws of the road.
If you or someone you know has been in a car accident involving reckless driving, contact the Lake Geneva insurance claims lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.