Have you ever run through a red light? Have you ignored a stop sign because there were no other cars in the vicinity? Have you neglected to fasten your seatbelt every time you are driving, even if you’re just going down the road and the trip would last less than a minute?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you are like millions of drivers in the U.S. who have done some of the same things more times than they care to admit.
Sadly, however, some of these activities can lead to devastating car accidents – and yet day-by-day, we continue to engage in this risk-taking behavior.
Here we take a brief dive into some of the rules and traffic laws that most of us have ignored or disobeyed, and why we should probably pay more attention to them.
Common Rules and Regulations Drivers Violate That Could Cause Car Accidents
Take a look at this list and see which of these common rules and regulations you may be violating on a daily basis:
- Obeying the Speed Limit – This is one of the easiest driving laws to violate because we tend to push the pedal on the highway, especially when traffic is flowing, but remember that speed is one of the biggest contributors to fatal accidents in the U.S.
- Changing Lanes Without Signaling – Many drivers change lanes without signaling when they encounter slow traffic, failing to signal when making a change, or failing to realize that there’s a car in a blind spot will lead to an accident. When making a lane change, it’s important to perform a shoulder check to ensure that the lane is clear, and to signal that you’re about to make the change.
- Texting While Driving – It’s illegal in most states to text while driving, but millions still do it. The allure of sending a quick text can be overwhelming, but remember that taking your eyes off the road for even one second can lead to a fatal car accident. That text can wait.
The Fight To Reduce Driver Error
Unfortunately, there are still many drivers who do not adhere to driving rules and traffic regulations. When this happens, it’s likely that a car wreck will occur, caused by driver error. Protect your rights and hire a personal injury law firm with the expertise and resources to obtain compensation for your injuries. The lawyers at Miller Kory Rowe LLP have the experience to pursue a successful claim. Please call us today at 602-648-4045 to schedule a free consultation.