Driving in Heavy Traffic
Most drivers have experienced the annoyance and stress that comes with a high-traffic situation on the road. Traffic jams can wear on the nerves of all drivers, turning a perfectly nice day at the office into a stressful commute home. The stress of a traffic jam can cause some drivers to make reckless or careless decisions, which can result in minor collisions leading to longer delays, or even major accidents.
Although every driver is faced with the same traffic jam, some drivers get overly angry, feel entitled to less time waiting, and as a result drive recklessly in traffic. Reckless driving behaviors in high-traffic situations can include:
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Switching lanes without using turn signals
- Failing to leave sufficient room between vehicles
- Cutting in front of other vehicles
- Continuously slamming on brakes
- Driving on the shoulder
- Failing to yield to those with right-of-way
- Rude or threatening behavior toward other drivers
If you witness any of these behaviors, remember to stay calm and keep your own safety in mind. If possible, give reckless drivers enough room to avoid damaging your vehicle or compromising the safety of anyone else on the road. Excessively dangerous driving behavior should be reported to the local authorities.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident due to the negligent driving habits of a reckless driver in traffic, you may be entitled to legal compensation for damages to your vehicle or for medical expenses incurred. Contact the Stevens Point car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable and understanding attorney.