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Reckless behaviors on Texas roads

On Behalf of | Jan 23, 2023 | Firm News

Reckless driving refers to a wide range of behaviors where a motorist puts others at risk. Moving violations and outright criminal behavior could constitute reckless driving. Anyone who hurts others or destroys property because of improper behavior behind the wheel may face civil claims. Road users should be on the lookout for those who disregard Texas traffic laws.

Reckless behaviors

Numerous reckless actions are not out of the ordinary. Speeding might be the most common irresponsible moving violation people commit. Not only does traveling too fast shorten a car’s braking distance, but the risk of losing control of a vehicle also increases. The increase might be more dramatic in inclement weather, but impatience and aggression may lead some to ignore road conditions. Also, speeding might increase the crash’s impact, possibly resulting in more severe injuries.

A great many moving violations are dangerous. Tailgating reflects an aggressive driving behavior designed to force another driver to move into another lane. If the vehicle in the front stops unexpectedly, a rear-end collision would typically result. Weaving in and out of lanes or making turns without coming to a complete stop may result in unexpected collisions. A driver who makes an illegal turn could hit a pedestrian, inflicting fatal injuries.

Anything reckless

Reckless behavior may extend beyond how someone drives. Be aware brakes can fail when someone does not properly maintain them. Some would suggest taking a vehicle with severe mechanical problems on the road is reckless behavior. Ultimately, any actions showing wanton disregard for others open the driver up to a lawsuit when motor vehicle accidents happen.

Those who cause accidents because of negligence would likely face a civil claim. In wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, the claim could be substantial. Lawsuits and insurance claims might provide a means for victims to recover compensation.