We often post news articles about accidents caused by reckless drivers. But, what is reckless driving?
Reckless driving is a term used for any type of driving behavior that shows a disregard for the safety of property, animals, and people. Examples of reckless driving include:
• Text messaging while driving
• Talking on a cell phone while driving
• Engaging in other distractions while driving
• Eating or drinking while driving
• Distracted driving
• Drowsy driving
• Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol/driving while intoxicated
• Operating a vehicle at excessive speeds
• Making unsafe lane changes
Reckless driving puts the driver and anyone in the surrounding area at risk of injury or even death.
In some states, reckless driving is defined by law. In Georgia, reckless driving is a misdemeanor. It may also be a form of aggressive driving. You can learn more about aggressive driving in Georgia in our library article, “Hurt in a Atlanta Car Crash: Are You the Victim of a Georgia Aggressive Driver?.”
If you have been injured by the acts of a reckless driver, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and associated expenses. Atlanta car crash attorney Shane Smith helps victims of reckless driving in Georgia to get the fair insurance compensation they are entitled to. To learn more, call the offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.
Learn more about the rights of Georgia car crash victims; download our free book, “10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case.”
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