Don’t Allow Impatience to Cause a Car Accident

Auto accidents have many different causes, but one common reason for car accidents is impatience. Being impatient can cause drivers to take unnecessary risks and act aggressively. Oftentimes, these behaviors result in serious accidents. In fact, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) survey found that drivers viewed impatient and aggressive drivers as the No. 1 danger on the road.

Running a Red Light

One of the most common violations impatient drivers make is running a red light. Instead of proceeding cautiously when the light turns yellow, or braking when it is turning red, drivers speed up to make it through the intersection so they don’t have to wait. While this might save them two minutes, it might also lead to a severe—even deadly—crash.

Failure to Yield

Impatience can also lead drivers to fail to yield the right of way to a pedestrian or other driver. The Coachella Valley has experienced a significant increase in pedestrian crashes over the past two years. Thus, drivers in this area especially should be making an effort to improve pedestrian safety, not make the roads more dangerous for them.

Reckless Driving

Impatient drivers often engage in reckless behaviors like tailgating and swerving in and out of lanes. Needless to say, serious car accidents can result from these behaviors. Just last week, a reckless driver in Hesperia caused multiple accidents and sent at least one person to the hospital.

“We all know what it’s like to be in a hurry on the road. However, it is never worth it to drive recklessly to get to our destination,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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