How Can Reckless Driving Cause Accidents?

Reckless driving can lead to serious injuries and even death. However, if you are injured in an accident caused by reckless driving, you may be able to file a claim against that reckless driver and receive compensation.

Reckless Driving Leads to Accidents

Reckless driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Reckless driving can lead to injuries for passengers, drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Here are some examples of reckless driving:

  • Accelerating
  • Too close to the action
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Changes in lanes can be dangerous
  • Failure to sign
  • To fast to travel in the right conditions
  • Refusal to yield the right-of-way

Road accidents are often caused by speeding. It is a leading cause of traffic deaths and injuries. The NSC estimates that nearly 30% of traffic fatalities were caused by speeding in 2020. According to the NSC, more than 11200 people were killed by speeding in 2020. The stopping distance is usually greater the faster a vehicle moves. Even if speeding drivers can see danger ahead, they are unable to stop in time for impact.

Three main distractions can increase your chances of a collision when distracted driving is involved. These distractions are: cognitive, visual, and manual. A motorist’s eyes are distracted from the road and this is called visual distraction. Manual distraction occurs when a motorist puts their hand on the wheel. Cognitive distraction is when a driver’s mind wanders away from driving and is too focused on other things. This can make it difficult for them to react to road conditions or other dangers.

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