Many experienced drivers will never be the cause of an auto accident. However, some drivers act in a way that puts other drivers in danger.
Here are a few actions that cause collisions.
Drunk drivers are the cause of many auto accidents. Drinking and driving is a reckless combination that impacts traffic safety. Alcohol impairs drivers’ vision, judgment and muscle control, which are all crucial for safe driving.
Speeding is a dangerous activity while driving because drivers have less control over their vehicles. As a vehicle increases speed, the driver has less chance to react if they suddenly need to stop or make a turn.
Texting and driving
Phones are made to entertain and attract people’s attention, and it can be hard for some people to put their phones down while driving. Texting while driving is dangerous because drivers have to look away from the road and take their hands off the wheel. It’s also illegal in Texas.
Tailgating and brake-checking
Aggressive drivers can put others in danger. Tailgating and brake-checking are two types of aggressive actions.
Tailgating is the act of staying too close behind someone’s vehicle. Brake-checking is the act of stopping suddenly in front of another vehicle. These actions may not give other drivers enough time to stop their vehicle before an accident.
If you’re injured in an auto accident caused by another driver, it’s important to learn your options to seek compensation. Reaching out for legal guidance can help you ensure that you get the compensation you need to cover medical bills and other expenses and damages.