While automobile accidents will sometimes inevitably occur, there are many accidents that can be prevented. The vast majority of car accidents are caused by a driver being careless or engaging in an activity that is dangerous and against safety protocols. It is the responsibility of every driver to avoid dangerous driving habits, some of which are obvious. Practicing safe driving can help prevent accidents and injuries for all on the road.
One of the most common unsafe driving practice is being on the phone while driving. While some may find it acceptable to talk on the phone while driving, one hand is still often used to hold the phone and it is a distraction either way. Texting while driving is even worse, as the driver then does not have eyes on the road. The same concept applies for radios and other electronic devices that require “fiddling with” to operate. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is another easily avoidable driving practice that is not only unsafe, but is illegal as well.
Driving safely also includes adhering to traffic signs and other rules of the road. Speeding, ignoring stop and yield signs, and driving overly aggressively also put the driver and those around him or her at risk. Road rage is a common term used to describe being aggressive on the road and intending harms on others, which is dangerous and puts one at risk for liability in the event of an accident.
Dangerous driving habits are often practiced by careless individuals, but they should be avoided in order to help prevent accidents and make the roads safer for all. If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit in order to gain financial compensation for injuries sustained in the accident. To learn about how we at the Franco Law Firm can help you file and win your car accident claim, please call us any time at (813) 872-0929 to schedule a free consultation.