While pretty much everyone believes they are a good driver, it is clear that some of the people who think that are wrong. The things you often see other drivers doing on the road make it seem impossible that they ever passed a road test. But there they are, behind the wheel, practically begging to be in a traffic accident. The truth is, there are some pretty common behaviors of negligent drivers that drive the traffic accident rate. They’re easy to spot, too, at least from the outside of the negligent driver’s car. If you meet up with one of these negligent drivers and wind up in a traffic accident, consult with a Chicago car accident attorney.
It seems that most authorities agree on the worst of negligent driving activities. One major automotive publication published a list of the nine most dangerous behaviors of negligent drivers. Probably not coincidentally, the list included five of the top forms of risky driving identified by the federal government and was almost identical to a list put out by another major automotive publication. The lists included:
It would appear that insurance agents agree, as an insurance publication put out a similar list that included:
Excessive speed and driving abnormally slow are dangerous in part because they introduce unpredictability into the driving equation. The same is true for not using turn signals. On the roads, especially at highway speeds, surprises are bad.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident you believe was caused by the negligence of another driver, you should consult with a Chicago car accident attorney. The lawyers of Malman Law are ready to help you. You can reach us at (312) 629-0099 or through our website.