Every driver should be aware of the risks of reckless driving. According to statistics, reckless driving accounts for thousands of fatalities and injuries each year. With each new year, the number of legal processes related to reckless driving increase, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If you are constantly driving, you have to know how to spot reckless drivers, and how to avoid them. You also have to be aware of the most common risks of driving recklessly, and what could the consequences be should you ever become a reckless driver.
Here is everything you need to know about driving recklessly.
What Is Considered Reckless?
Reckless driving is defined as driving with no regard for the safety (yours and others around you). Every driver has a duty of care, meaning that everyone should driver responsibly and never put someone in danger on purpose.
The following activities are considered as reckless driving:
- Disregarding the safety rules and regulations on the road
- Passing a vehicle on a two-lane road with limited visibility
- Driving above the speed limit
- Running from the police
- Racing another vehicle
If seen by the police, you will be pulled over and will face penalties and tickets that could range up to a few thousand dollars.
The main thing that you should be concerned about is the fact that reckless drivers have about 60 percent more chance of getting involved in a car accident than other drivers on the road who obey and respect the traffic signs and the duty of care. That being said, if you find yourself in a car accident as a result of someone else’s reckless driving or behavior on the road, your best option is to file a claim against the negligent person. If you do not have an attorney in mind, Babbit Car Accident Lawyer San Diego are at your service and one phone call away. Give us a call and let us help you secure the compensation that you desperately need.
Losing Your Driver’s License
Based on the type of reckless behavior displayed on the road, besides having to pay a ticket, you could end up having your driver’s license suspended and even spend a night (or more) in jail. It is all based on what you did; if you caused an accident while driving recklessly if someone was seriously injured or killed in that accident, you may face serious charges and losing your license will be the least of your worries.
If you are injured and involved in speeding, road rage, driving under the influence or any other type of reckless driving that violates the traffic regulations, your only chance of keeping your freedom (and your driver’s license) is a seasoned attorney. Be sure to get in touch with Personal Injury San Diego Lawyer and get much needed legal representation. If there is any way to help you secure compensation or retain your freedom after causing an accident, attorneys will help you achieve it. Give us a call as soon as you are able to (following an accident) to maximize your chances of receiving the compensation (assuming that you are not the one who caused the accident).