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Reckless Driving Accidents

Reckless driving is unfortunately a regular ocurrence on the roads, even more so in a city like Las Vegas, where distractions and debilitating substances abound. Reckless driving is far too common, and is witnessed and experienced everyday on the roadways, especially during rush hour, a time where there is above average traffic and above average stress. When running late for work, or in a rush to get home after a long day, emotions can run high and may present themselves as reckless driving. 

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Types of Reckless Driving

Reckless driving can present itself in a variety of ways. Reckless driving is often defined as a mental state in which the driver displays a wanton disregard for the rules of the road; the driver misjudges common driving procedures, often causing wrecks, accidents and other damages. In United States law, reckless driving is a major moving traffic violation. This type of dangerous driving may involve:

  • Speeding

Speeding involves going any amount of speed over the designated limit. Excessive speeding may be a sign of reckless driving, especially during times when traffic is at a halt, or is frequently stopping. 

  • Tailgating

Tailgating involves following the vehicle in front of you too closely. When this occurs, the time that the driver has to react to the car ahead is significantly decreased. This causes unsafe road conditions and allows for preventable accidents to happen. 

  • Running Red Lights

Running red lights instead of stopping appropriately at them can cause major accidents in intersections when other vehicles are crossing through them. 

  • Unnecessary, Erratic Lane Changes

Lane changing is a regular occurrence when driving at any time, however, without proper signalling, and recklessly doing so, accidents can happen.  

  • Illegal Passing

Illegal passing involves passing in clearly marked no-pass zones, as well as passing on roadway shoulders, and more. 

 

Should you be involved in an accident with an reckless driver, it is essential to get an experienced accident attorney. Contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys today. 

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