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2 Ways Cruise Control Can Contribute To Negligence

Cruise control is one of the modern conveniences that consumers have come to expect in their vehicles, and it adds significantly to the comfort and ease of driving, especially over long distances. While drivers are intended to be relieved from the worry of inadvertently speeding or failing to maintain an efficient speed for their trip, too many drivers let this convenience become an opportunity to shirk their responsibility to drive safely.

Whenever driver negligence results in a wreck, innocent victims may be hurt as a direct result. The Stevens Point car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. are firmly committed to helping these persons to seek the financial compensation and justice which they may be due. Contact us by calling 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal options.

Risky Behavior

Almost every driver has taken advantage of the convenience of cruise control at some point, but some motorists choose to abuse the technology in a way that creates a hazardous condition for their passengers and others on the road by engaging in such behavior as:

  • Ignoring the road. Some drivers will set the cruise control in order to allow their attention to be focused on another activity that has nothing to do with operating the vehicle.
  • Failing to keep their feet near the pedals. Some drivers will cross their legs, adjust their feet, and even put their feet up on the dash or out the window to be more comfortable while the cruise control is in effect, leaving them unable to properly respond to suddenly changing driving conditions.

Cruise control is not a free pass to drive carelessly, but a tool meant to provide a small measure of convenience. The failure of another motorist to observe this distinction may warrant a civil lawsuit if you have been harmed as a result.

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If the negligent behavior of another driver has resulted in an accident that caused you injury, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact the experienced Stevens Point car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874 to arrange for a consultation in which to discuss your case.

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