How Tailgating Leads to Serious Accidents and Injuries
Nearly a million cars get rear-ended each year. Almost 1 in 4 auto accidents are rear-end crashes. It is also a common cause of injuries and fatalities on the road. Why do people tailgate? Here are some of the more common excuses.
Reasons that Drivers Tailgate
There is no excuse for driving too close to another vehicle, but these are some of the reasons people do it anyway.
- In a hurry – Some drivers feel they can get the car ahead of them to drive faster or move over by tailgating. The real answer is to leave plenty of time to get to work, school, an appointment, or wherever the person needs to be.
- Distracted, drowsy, or intoxicated – The fact is that no one should get behind the wheel of a vehicle which under the influence of drugs or alcohol or when overly tired. Getting distracted while driving, whether by a smartphone or something else, is also not a good reason to get close to the bumper of another car.
- Aggressive driver – Some people just drive very aggressively, and tailgating is part of that pattern of behavior. This is not a safe way to drive and will likely lead to an accident no matter how good the driver thinks he or she is.
If You Have Been Injured in a Read-End Collision
Rear-end collisions are just about always considered the fault of the driver who rear-ended the other vehicle. If you have been injured by such a driver, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Petrov Law Firm. We can help you to get the compensation you are due. Call 619-344-0360 today to get started.