Harsh Punishments: Effective Solution against Reckless Driving?

Harsh Punishments: Effective Solution against Reckless Driving?

Jun 13

In order to acquire a driver’s license applicant drivers are required to take a driver’s education course or read a driver’s manual, take a written test, a driving lesson to familiarize themselves with US roads and then a road test to determine how they would behave behind the wheel and on the road. Though states may vary in some requirements before finally granting you your license, each state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which issues the license, intends to ensure that you know all traffic rules and that you will follow all these whenever you go for a drive.

Not all drivers religiously observe and follow all traffic rules, though – probably not those that would inconvenience them or delay their travel time, especially if they need to be on time for an appointment. This can be the reason why, despite continuous ads and reminders about safe driving, the incidents of road accidents and car wrecks continue to increase every year. Though many road accidents are due to factors beyond the control of the driver, such as road defects or defective car parts, much more accidents can still be attributed to driver error, over-speeding and reckless driving – road behaviors that always put the lives of other motorists and pedestrians in danger.

By driving recklessly, you simply show that you prioritize your convenience over the safety of someone else. According to the website of car accident lawyers from The Williams Kherkher Law Firm, many reckless drivers are guilty of one or more of the following:

  • Tailgating
  • Not slowing down or stopping on stop sings and red lights
  • Choosing not to use signal lights
  • Speeding
  • Allowing themselves to be distracted while driving
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Weaving between lanes

If the thought of moral obligation will not make you observe and obey traffic rules, then probably time behind bars, revocation of your license or big fines will make you do it. Causing road accidents and injuring someone else in the process can be a civil or criminal offense; it will also require you to compensate the victim for whatever financial suffering he or she will undergo due to your recklessness.

4 comments

  1. Reckless driving is something that needs to be addressed in every city. It is important to teach people on the road about being under control while behind the wheel.

  2. Criminal defense is serious business and I am grateful that someone is writing about it.

  3. Great read

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