Too Many Drivers Act Irresponsibly on the Road
Let’s face it. Too many drivers act irresponsibly on the road. Law firms are very well aware of this. This is also what made the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD, say, “you can only control your own driving behavior; there is not much you can do to control what others do out there on the road. Careless, reckless, and negligent drivers abound. Some fail to keep their attention focused on the road and become distracted, while others get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs, disregard traffic laws, or run red lights and stop signs. Others drive too fast or too aggressively, or fail to adjust their driving for road or weather conditions. As a result, some unlucky Rhode Island drivers and their passengers, in spite of responsible, focused, and skillful driving, find their lives in turmoil, their bodies broken, and their finances in a shambles, all because of another’s wrongdoing.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receives more than five million motor vehicle reports every year. More than two million of these accidents cause injuries, while more than 30, 000 result in death.
Two major causes of car crashes identified by the NHTSA are aggressive driving and speeding. Speeding is something that a person willingly chooses to do. Its effects include:
- Decreased driver visibility;
- Decreased reaction time to danger;
- Decreased ability to slow down or stop;
- Decreased control over the vehicle;
- Increased chance of rollover when making turns; and,
- Increased chances of rear-end accidents or head-on collisions.
No matter what reason drivers have for going over the speed limit or for driving too fast for road condition, one fact holds – they make the road dangerous for everyone else. The injuries that may result from car crashes due to speeding can be more severe because speed increases the force of impact. This is why speeding drivers should be held totally responsible for their reckless actions.