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Reckless driving is a leading cause of personal injuries

On Behalf of | Dec 30, 2023 | Firm News |

California residents experience some of the highest traffic volumes in the country. You can find tens of thousands of drivers on the road any time of the day. While this is just a part of life that most people have accepted, these driving conditions become dangerous when navigating the roadways with reckless drivers.

What is reckless driving?

Reckless driving happens when you operate a vehicle without consideration of other drivers and driving laws. Driving recklessly can include actions like:

  • Driving at excessive speeds
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Tailgating

Many other actions can be considered reckless driving, including running red lights and stop signs, not driving in designated lanes and making illegal turns. All of these actions can lead to causing an accident.

Personal injuries associated with reckless driving

Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries. Injuries from reckless driving often result in more serious injuries because the driver was not in control of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Some of the more common injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents that result from negligent driving include:

  • Head trauma including concussions
  • Neck and soft tissue injuries
  • Multiple broken bones and contusions
  • Internal injuries
  • Back or spine injuries

Staying safe on the road

The best way to stay safe on the road is to follow the rules of the road and always remain alert while driving. While this does not prevent other drivers from acting recklessly, it will increase your chances of avoiding an accident with these drivers.


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