Reckless driving is a huge problem in the United States. There are myriad dangers associated with reckless driving, so it’s important to be aware of them.
Getting into a car accident and damaging property
One of the biggest dangers of reckless driving is the potential for motor vehicle accidents. When someone is driving recklessly, they’re more likely to lose control of their vehicle and crash into something.
In a city, this could mean hitting a building or cyclist. Out on the open road, it could mean flipping over or colliding with another vehicle. Reckless drivers run a massively higher risk of causing damage to other individuals and vehicles than those who drive reasonably.
Injuring or killing someone
Another major danger of reckless driving is the potential to injure or kill someone. A reckless driver by definition is paying less attention to their surroundings. This lack of attentiveness to the road leads to substantially heightened risks of hitting another car or pedestrian.
Getting pulled over and fined
Another risk of reckless driving is getting pulled over by the police. If you’re caught driving recklessly, you’ll likely be pulled over and given a ticket. This could mean paying a fine, court costs and higher insurance rates. You may also lose your license or have to go to traffic school as a result. Imagine finding out that you can no longer drive for a year because you were caught driving recklessly.
There are plenty of other ways to get around, so it’s not worth risking your safety or the safety of others just to get somewhere a few minutes faster. If someone else was driving recklessly and crashed into you, you have options to hold them accountable. Most importantly, immediately call the police and notify your insurance company of the collision. If you’ve been in a collision with a reckless driver, please contact us at The Law Office of Aman N. Shah and we can guide you through the process of getting through this difficult situation.