When Slow Driving Isn’t Safe Driving
Slow drivers may be at fault in an accident
When you think of dangerous driving, you likely think of high speeds and reckless behavior. These cause problems, but drivers who are too slow can also wreak havoc on the highways. If you get into an accident, the slow driver can still be held responsible for the damage created. When this happens, you have a right to seek damages.
Keeping the Flow of Traffic
On highways in Wisconsin, drivers rely on each other to maintain a healthy flow of traffic. You don’t expect to come across a vehicle moving slowly, and it can disrupt both you and those around you. When this happens, sudden stops or swerves become necessary, leading to other vehicles potentially running off the road or crashing into each other. Drivers moving at normal highway speeds can cause a great deal of damage when this occurs.
Distractions and Timidity
It may seem like drivers moving slowly on the road are simply being cautious. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Distracted drivers often slow down, whether they are looking at their phones, eating while driving, or having conversations with passengers. Slowing down becomes part of the problem for a driver not paying attention to the task at hand. Similarly, new drivers and those unfamiliar with a given area will often drive more slowly because they do not feel ready to be on the road in that area. The inexperience of those drivers can be costly for everyone else.
Accidents with Slow Drivers
When accidents happen with or around slow drivers, the dangers are not any less serious than with those who are speeding. You have to react quickly to what you see, and trying to avoid an accident with one driver all too often creates one with another. Just like in any other situation with a driver flouting norms on a roadway, the driver creating the hazard is responsible for the damage.
If you are in an accident caused by a slow driver, you have a right to recover damages. Contact Eisenberg Law Offices online or at (608)256-8356 to learn how we can help.