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How can reckless driving cause accidents?

On Behalf of | Feb 21, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

If you were not at fault for an accident in Florida, you need to file a claim with the insurance company. This may help you get compensation as well as legal protection. The cause of the crash may well have been reckless driving if the other party was guilty of one of the behaviors described below.

What factors contribute to reckless driving accidents?

Motor vehicle accidents can happen due to a wide number of factors. Driving while impaired by medication, alcohol or illegal drugs is a major cause of crashes.

Speeding is an obvious cause of many vehicle accidents. Driving in a reckless fashion due to wanting to get around traffic is another. Conversing or texting on a cellphone is another major culprit of many crashes.

Lane splitting is defined as the practice of trying to split a lane between two vehicles or motorcycles. This is a reckless act that could lead to tragedy if you are deliberately driving in an area where no one expects you to be. The result can be an oncoming car crashing straight into another with no possible warning.

How can you stay safe on the road?

There are many safety threats that you can face on the highway, unfortunately. It’s crucial to pay full attention in order to keep yourself and your passengers safe.

Your best bet is to stay engaged and attentive while traveling on the road. Keep your eyes and ears open and totally focused on conditions around you. Watch out for other drivers who may not be paying as much attention as they should. It will be up to you to make sure that you arrive safely to your destination.

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