Aggressive driving is the primary cause of many auto accidents.
Aggressive driving can be defined as operating a motor vehicle in a way that increases the risk of an accident. One who drives in such a way not only puts themselves in danger, but also risks the safety of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
Driving aggressively is a very serious matter. It can lead to very serious criminal charges, including involuntary homicide by imprudence.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration includes the following actions in their list of aggressive driving behaviors and actions:
- Speeding: exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions
- Changing lanes excessively without reasonable cause
- Improper passing: failing to signal before passing, passing on the shoulder of the road, or cutting into another car’s path
- Tailgating: driving too closely behind another vehicle
It is the responsibility of every licensed driver to avoid driving aggressively. Statistics show that driving in such a way significantly increases the chances of a car accident.
Missouri Car Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident due to someone driving aggressively it is important to contact a Missouri car accident lawyer. A lawyer can help you hold the negligent driver responsible for their actions and get you the full compensation you are entitled to.
The Hoffmann Law Firm is a trusted St. Louis Personal Injury law firm. Christopher S. Hoffmann has a long and successful track record of securing judgements for victims of car accidents in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.
Call (314) 361-4242 to schedule a free and private consultation.
photo credit: ImNotQuiteJack