Signs Of A Dangerous Driver

Every driver has a legal responsibility, as an American citizen, to operate his or her vehicle in a way that does not pose dangers to either themselves or anyone else on the road. While many drivers are attuned to and diligently uphold this responsibility, sometimes drivers feel that they are above the law or have good reason to engage in dangerous driving behavior. This behavior not only puts the dangerous driver at risk for causing an accident and incurring serious injury, but anyone else on the road at the same time as that driver might also be put at risk.

Being able to identify a dangerous driver is an important part of any drivers skills. When a dangerous driver is on the road, he or she is actually relatively easy to spot. While a sudden change in driving behavior might be unexpected, dangerous drivers often exhibit many of the same driving behaviors as other reckless drivers, and you can observe their behaviors quite easily.

Common Signs of Danger

Drivers might engage in many different kinds of dangerous driving, but you can almost always recognize a dangerous driver when you see one. For instances, several of the most common dangerous driving behaviors include:

  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Using Twitter privately while driving
  • Using high speeds
  • Tailgating other drivers
  • Swerving between lanes without signals
  • Suddenly starting and/or stopping a vehicle
  • Aggressively driving / road rage

All of these behaviors are fairly recognizable, and many dangerous drivers exhibit these. They are very dangerous, and could lead to the wrongful injury of someone that you care about. However, you might have recourse to legal action if this happens to you.

If you or someone you love has been hit by a dangerous driver, you might qualify for monetary compensation. It’s a good idea to contact an experienced auto accident lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case.