Reckless and Inattentive Driving
Reckless and inattentive drivers cause thousands upon thousands of injuries, deaths, and cases of trauma each year. Reckless driving can be defined as a practice performed by any person who willfully drives on any roadway with disregard to the rights and safety of other vehicles. If it is apparent that you have the right-of-way at a four-way stop and the other driver pushes the gas before you, chances are he or she is a reckless driver.
Any person who drives in a public area without regard to the speed limits of the area and continues to drive in a manner that is dangerous to others on the road is practicing reckless driving. Drivers traveling at high-speeds through a residential area or school zone have no regard for the people or property and are taking part in reckless driving.
Any person drinking and driving is also a reckless driver, because he or she has made the decision to risk the lives of the vehicles and pedestrians around him or her.
Drivers who do not observe traffic laws or speed limits due to distractions such as listening to music, telephone conversations, or eating a meal are considered to be inattentive drivers. If someone is not focused on the road and driving conditions then he or she could inadvertently cause an accident.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident due to reckless or inattentive driving, contact Clarksburg car accident attorney David W. Frame at 800-352-9460 today to learn more about your legal options.