Top 3 Ways To Spot a Reckless Driver
Reckless drivers are dangerous. Many wrongful deaths and personal injuries have been suffered due to the careless and heedless manner in which others operate motor vehicles. The following information is offered to help you spot a reckless driver and explain what your options are.
1. SpeedSpeed alone may or may not be reckless driving. Look at the circumstances. High speeds in residential areas certainly can be reckless. High speeds in inclement weather, too, may be reckless. High speed combined with other unlawful driving movements such as following too close, failing to signal lane changes, or failure to obey traffic control devices, too, may be reckless driving.
2. PassingPassing traffic when there is a lane sight distance restriction (a solid yellow line on the reckless driver's side of the road) is considered reckless driving.
3. DarknessDriving at night or low-light conditions without the use of lights may be considered reckless driving.
ConclusionWhen you encounter a reckless driver the best and safest thing to do is to do all that you can to avoid and stay away from the reckless driver. Do not try to take matters into your own hands by yelling at them, cutting them off, pulling in front of them, trying to slow them down, or approaching them once stopped. Be a good witness! Get accurate information such as location of offense, description of the driver, number of vehicle occupants, vehicle identifying information such as make, model, color, year and license plate, and direction of travel. By providing accurate, clear and specific information, you make it easier for law enforcement to identify the vehicle and driver and hopefully locate them before harm, injury or accident occurs.