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Reckless driving is both common and dangerous

On Behalf of | Jul 14, 2022 | Car Accidents

Not everyone cares about traffic laws, and that could result in accidents on New Mexico roads. Reckless driving seems like a catch-all term describing any behavior that disregards the safety of others. Many reckless drivers might receive numerous citations but continue ignoring the road’s rules. Such drivers may one day find themselves involved in a tragic accident.

Forms of reckless driving

Speeding might be one of the most common examples of reckless driving. Like many forms of reckless driving, speeding represents a bad habit a driver may embrace. Habitual or not, speeding drivers might be unable to stop in time to avoid accidents. Speeding combined with distracted driving may even open doors to worse outcomes.

Other troubling behaviors may include lane-splitting, tailgating and cutting in and out of traffic. Drivers may even cross double lines to pass slow-moving vehicles, not caring about the risks of head-on collisions. Even pulling out of a driveway without looking could be a form of reckless driving. Again, the thread among the examples is a disregard for others’ safety.

Reckless driving and legal woes

Someone who crashes into a school bus attempting to pass on the shoulder could become very worried about how a lawsuit might turn out. Such gross moving violations and reckless driving may reflect a glaring display of negligence. And those whose negligence causes car accidents may be liable for the victim’s financial losses. Those losses could include expenses resulting from medical care or decreased income during the recovery period.

Auto liability insurance coverage may settle a victim’s claim. Insurance policy settlements involve coverage limit caps, though. Therefore, some victims may sue beyond policy limits when seeking significant compensation.


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