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Reckless driving behaviors can take on numerous forms

On Behalf of | Sep 9, 2022 | Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate, and the fallout of such incidents could have a devastating impact on the lives of those involved. Even if you wish to promote safety by taking a defensive approach to driving, there may be only so much you can control while out on Pennsylvania roads.

While traveling to and from your destinations, you may share the open road with countless others, and the decisions of nearby drivers could affect your safety and well-being.  Should you cross paths with a driver who exhibits reckless behavior, you might not always find it possible to avoid a potential disaster.

Reckless actions

The presence of reckless driving behaviors may only act to increase the risk that a major collision might occur, and some common examples of dangerous behaviors could include:

  • Unsafe maneuvers: Constantly shifting in and out of the lanes of traffic and unsafe passing maneuvers are two examples of reckless behaviors that might create a hazardous situation.
  • Speeding: The presence of excessive speeding can diminish your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, and those who exhibit such behavior may be at greater risk of causing a collision.
  • Tailgating: Tailgating is another common form of reckless behavior, and those who fail to allow sufficient spacing may find it challenging to react to a variety of driving scenarios.
  • Failure to yield: Failure to adhere to traffic lights and signs can be exceedingly hazardous, and such issues continue to play a role in many collisions.
  • Aggressive actions: Racing with another vehicle and attempting to intimidate another driver with one’s actions are also types of aggressive behaviors that may prove reckless in nature.

Studies indicate that impaired driving is also a form of reckless behavior, and similar issues continue to be contributing factors in a multitude of motor vehicle accidents.

Motor vehicle accidents

Collisions involving reckless drivers can have cataclysmic repercussions that could forever alter the very fabric of your life. The aftermath of the crash could cause you to suffer serious or life-altering health concerns and leave you facing a variety of challenges in life during a long road to recovery. The financial hardships that might accompany extensive medical expenses and loss of income during recovery could also take a devastating toll on your life and leave you with questions about your available options to help protect your future.

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