There’s no getting around it: driving is an inherently dangerous task. Even in the most well-equipped modern vehicles that are loaded with lane departure warning systems, blind spot detectors, crash avoidance technology, and other safety features, drivers and passengers can be put in extreme danger—especially when other drivers on the road are negligent.
Unfortunately, drivers can’t control the behavior of other motorists. But they can reduce their risks by being as safe and attentive as possible when they get behind the wheel. That means always avoiding the most common causes of crashes, which include:
- Impaired driving—There are many types of impaired driving. Drunk driving is among the most common, and drivers are considered legally intoxicated when their BAC surpasses 0.08 percent. Other types of impaired driving include drugged driving and even drowsy driving.
- Distracted driving—Recognized by many law enforcement and safety organizations as an epidemic, distracted driving is commonly associated with texting and cell phone usage. However, it can involve other types of distractions, and it can put drivers and others at serious risk of accidents.
- Speeding—Exceeding the speed limit is dangerous because it increases stopping distance, reduces the amount of time that drivers have to react to the movements of other vehicles, makes it easier to lose control while driving, and increases the risk of injury during crashes.
If you were involved in a crash and the other driver was violating any of these safe driving principles, you may be eligible for compensation. Call the Nashville auto accident lawyers at Ponce Law today for a free consultation.