Reckless Drivers: The Road’s Greatest Losers

Errors committed while driving can be too costly, as these can result to damaged properties or lost lives. Though drivers want guaranteed safety on the road and think that all other drivers ought to observer traffic and other road safety rules, these same drivers confess violating at least a couple of rules occasionally, yet believing that what they do is not at all dangerous.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA the top three causes of car crash in the United States are drunk-driving, speeding and distracted driving – all driver errors either due to recklessness or carelessness. Recklessness on the road or reckless driving may be committed through the following acts:

  • Failing to slow down or stop on red lights or stop signs
  • Failure to use signal lights
  • Tailgating
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Speeding
  • Allowing distractions (like eating, putting on make-up, using handheld phones, combing hair or setting a GPS system) while driving

The sad thing is, most of those guilty of reckless driving are younger people, those aged between 15 and 24 years old. It is a fact that car accidents due to recklessness could easily be prevented; it only requires drivers to be more conscious of their duty to contribute to road safety. And with more than five million vehicular accidents annually, with at least 35,000 resulting to death, road courtesy is one thing all drivers ought to be mindful of.

Safety always begins with you; by driving recklessly or carelessly, you may injure yourself or someone else. Causing a vehicular accident and injuring someone can be a civil or criminal offense. Justice requires that you be punished for disrupting order and that you compensate the person whose injury you have caused.

One Response to “Reckless Drivers: The Road’s Greatest Losers”

  1. Is there a phone number to call if you spot a reckless driver on the road?

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