Dangerous driving need not involve rare actions. Sometimes, the most common reckless actions New York drivers perform are common moving violations. As traffic citations and accident statistics will log, the number of such troubling actions can vary each year. Most concerning is data suggesting reckless driving is on the increase.
Danger driving increases
The American Automobile Association (AAA) examined information regarding unsafe driving practices from 2020 to 2021. The report issued by the AAA Foundation pointed out the increases in dangerous driving, including numerous troubling practices, such as drowsy driving and moving violations. Drivers who become comfortable with moving violations and risky behaviors might continue their actions until an accident happens.
Some drivers may ignore red lights and take chances going through them. Drivers who blow red lights might think they can cross the intersection before cross-traffic vehicles move, but an accident might occur.
Speeding may be more common than going through red lights, and it causes numerous crashes. Drivers don’t need to speed extremely fast to inflict harm. Even driving slightly fast may result in a fatality.
Risky driving and negligence
AAA’s study pointed out an increase in dangerous practices such as driving under the influence of alcohol and cannabis and aggressive driving. An angry driver who cuts someone off might cause a catastrophic accident. Expect a lawsuit to result in car accidents causing severe injuries or worse.
Any reckless driving behavior could point to negligence when a driver causes an accident. Speeding and other moving violations reflect negligence behavior, and wantonly reckless actions, such as driving under the influence, might establish gross negligence.
Reckless and dangerous driving behavior increased from 2020 to 2021, and even if the levels decrease, dangerous drivers will always remain on the road. Such drivers might find themselves involved in a collision that leads to a lawsuit.