There is a lot of discussion these days about distracted driving and how many car accidents it causes. While this is certainly a topic worthy of conversation, one thing we rarely see covered is how often impatient drivers cause or contribute to accidents – especially in Phoenix. Keep reading to learn about four ways impatient drivers can cause or contribute to accidents and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 if you have been involved in an accident and need a free legal consultation.
Impatient Drivers Cause Accidents at Red Lights
Impatient Drivers Cause Accidents by Being Unwilling to Yield
Impatient Drivers Cause Accidents by Weaving in and Out of Traffic
Impatient Drivers Tailgate
It is common for a driver who is impatient to decide that they don’t have the time to stop at a red light. In many cases, this type of red-light-running accident ends up being a t-bone accident – which is the most likely type of accident to be fatal. One of the reasons that they are so often fatal is because the impatient driver sees the light change and instead of slowing down or stopping, they actually accelerate. The faster a car is moving, the more serious the accident is likely to be.
There are a number of ways an accident can be caused by a driver being unwilling to yield. This may include drivers not yielding to pedestrians, driving around traffic when a pedestrian is crossing, turning right at a red light without properly yielding, turning left at a green light without yielding, and merging onto a highway.
There’s no question that Phoenix drivers are used to traffic and that it can be frustrating. However, when an impatient driver decides that they need to weave from one lane to another, over and over again, they are increasing the chances of being involved in an accident. If they take their time and make safe lane changes there may be nothing wrong with doing so frequently, but the impatient driver is less likely to use their signal, check their blind spot, and otherwise take safety into consideration.
Tailgating accidents are common when there is heavy traffic. In fact, they often occur in conjunction with drivers who are weaving in and out of traffic. A vehicle should leave plenty of room between themselves and the vehicle in front of them so that if the leading vehicle has to make a sudden stop, the following vehicle has time to stop. A driver who is in a hurry often believes that if they ride very close to the vehicle in front of them, said vehicle will speed up.
If you have been the victim of a car accident caused by another driver acting recklessly or carelessly, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 now for your free legal consultation.