When California families hit the road this holiday season, they will likely be sharing the road with many other people at the same time. More people are driving during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season, which means that bad drivers may endanger even more people during this time of year. When a person is not driving safely, it increases the chance of car accidents.
Most people are reluctant to admit they are a bad driver. No one wants to admit that they have habits and tendencies that could place themselves and others on the road at risk. With growing numbers of fatal accidents across the country, it is clear that people are engaging in more bad behaviors behind the wheel than ever before. Distracted driving in all forms is one of the most significant factors in the number of motor vehicle collisions.
One of the most prominent signs of a bad driver is a person who is not paying complete attention to the road. Drivers should be giving the task at hand their full attention, scanning the road for potential hazards and reacting to the actions of other drivers. Another factor to consider is that people are more likely to drink and drive during the holiday season.
Regardless of the season or time of year, each person is responsible for the choices he or she makes while behind the wheel. If a California driver causes another person harm through reckless or negligent choices, that individual may be financially responsible for damages and losses suffered by the victim. After car accidents, injured parties may want to seek an assessment of a case to learn about potential legal options.