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Bad Driving Habits on Arizona Roads

Bad Driving Habits and Consequences on Arizona Roads

Bad driving habits have severe consequences in Arizona. Cell phone use, distracted driving, drunk driving and driving while drinking have taken their toll on Arizona residents. Some drivers have even started driving while using the Pokemon Go game application. These accidents lead to injuries, deaths, and lawsuits for car accident related injuries. Those who have been injured in an accident due to another person’s bad driving habits often retain a lawyer so that their medical bills and pain and suffering can be paid by the other driver’s insurance company.

Bad Driving Habits of Arizona Drivers

It is unfortunate that many accidents and driving mistakes are due to bad driving habits such as driving while distracted, driving carelessly or recklessly, and driving aggressively.
  • Distracted Driving – Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of roadway injuries in Arizona roadways today. In 2013, distracted driving resulted in the death of 370 people in Arizona. Driving a motor vehicle requires a person’s complete attention without taking on other tasks. Yet many drivers are distracted by things such as using a radio, eating, talking or texting on cell phones, or talking to a passenger. People are less observant and make more driving mistakes when not completely focused on driving.
  • Carelessness Driving – Besides distraction, auto accidents can be caused by careless driving habits. These actions include poor observation, failure to obey traffic and safety laws, drinking while driving (open container), and basic driver inattention to changing road conditions. Some drivers race through yellow lights, fail to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, or do not yield the right of way especially when turning left.
  • Aggressive Driving – There are many different types of aggressive driving behavior that lead to accidents and injuries according to experienced accident lawyers. Some such behaviors include: following too closely or tailgating; weaving in and out of traffic lanes; speeding; and ignoring warning signs. Speeding-related accidents alone cost our society over $40 billion dollars every year.

Consequences of Bad Driving Habits in Arizona

Bad driving habits lead to accidents that can cause serious injury and death. Attorneys who are experienced in accident claims help their clients receive compensation for accident-related injuries. Drivers who exhibit the poor driving habits listed above are often found to be responsible for accidents and injuries resulting from those accidents. The consequences of such actions could result in traffic citations, loss of driver’s license, and fines. On the civil action side, there may be other consequences to face such as a lawsuit to compensate victims who were injured because of the accident in question.

Breaking Bad Habits for Better AZ Road Safety

The key to safe driving is to break bad driving habits and be safe while operating a motor vehicle. It requires paying attention to all driving regulations while avoiding careless or distracted behavior. Drivers who form bad habits can also form good ones.
Behavior modification such as staying focused and being attentive when driving can drastically reduce the risk of accidents.
Most drivers are honest citizens who try to drive safely and follow good driving habits. When mistakes do happen, there are experienced accident lawyers to help victims receive compensation for their injuries. If you have been involved in an accident resulting from another driver’s bad driving habits, seek the counsel of an attorney experienced in handling such cases. Most importantly, avoid developing any bad driving habits that can lead to car accidents.
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