How to Spot Reckless Drivers
Reckless and aggressive drivers can make driving on the road dangerous for everyone. Reckless drivers may be under the influence of alcohol or other substances, may be young and inexperienced, or may simply be irresponsible. Regardless of the reasons for reckless driving, other motorists should be aware of how to spot aggressive behavior on the road and should take action to avoid it.
Indications of reckless driving include:
- Failing to stop at stop signs or red lights
- Failing to yield or allow right-of-way
- Failing to use turn signals
- Switching lanes with little or no warning to other drivers
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Excessive speed
“Road rage” is even more serious than reckless driving, and occurs when a driver uses aggressive and threatening tactics toward others on the road. These actions include:
- Obscene gestures
- Honking excessively
- Flashing high beams
- Chasing another vehicle
- Speeding up when other vehicles attempt to pass
- Other threatening behaviors
Aggressive and reckless drivers endanger the safety of everyone on the road. All drivers should look for these warning signs of dangerous drivers. If you encounter a dangerous situation on the road, you should take precautions to avoid the situation by allowing the reckless driver plenty of room to pass you. If the situation is serious and you feel your safety or that of others is jeopardized, you should report the description of the vehicle to the local authorities.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the negligence of a reckless or aggressive driver, our Rhinelander car accident lawyers can fight to help you get the compensation you deserve from the responsible party. Contact the offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.