When you’re driving, you likely have had the experience of seeing someone else that appeared to be dangerous or reckless. You knew they were driving poorly, and you couldn’t understand why they would do this. Why would they choose to put everyone else at risk?
The simple answer may be that they don’t even understand exactly how dangerous their behaviors are. There are some things that people just do all the time, and they get used to it. When they cause an accident, they may not even realize that they’ve been driving in such a dangerous manner for so long that it was only a matter of time.
Examples of dangerous behaviors
One example of such a dangerous behavior is tailgating. There are a lot of people who drive closer than three seconds to the car ahead of them almost every single time they’re on the road. They may not think of this as tailgating, but they are technically closer than advised, and they may cause an accident.
In other cases, people engage in distracting behaviors that they just think of as everyday activities. They may drink coffee as part of their daily commute or talk to their passengers on the way to school. They may check their cellphone at red lights or drive with their pets in the car. All of these things can be very dangerous, but, once again, people usually just become accustomed to them and don’t understand the risk until a crash happens.
You’re never going to be able to stop everyone else from driving dangerously, so you need to know what legal options you have if one of these drivers injures you in a crash.