Did you know that reckless driving is the number one cause of death on the road? We all understand that driving under the influence is categorized as reckless driving and is automatically punishable by law to the fullest extent. However, being a reckless driver doesn’t exclude things like taking a call while you’re behind the wheel or facing someone else while you should be looking straight ahead.
If you’re reckless while on the road, you run the risk of getting a traffic violation or even getting arrested. Meanwhile, most countries and states have outlawed cell phone use while driving, numerous places still allow it, leaving the final judgment call to the driver. Being a reckless driver doesn’t just put you in danger, but other people as well that may be passengers in your car or are on the road.
Thousands of people are injured and killed each year as a result of drivers being reckless. Motorists, civilians, and other drivers are at risk if you’re not a responsible driver. Though you may not get behind the wheel thinking that you’re going to hurt anyone, that doesn’t excuse you from the very real idea that you could end someone’s life.
The victims of reckless driving can mean a financial loss to the driver but may also land the driver in prison depending on the injuries caused. For many drivers, causing an accident also bears a lifelong reminder of their recklessness that will follow them throughout their entire lives.
The solution is to get educated and to know your limits as a driver. If you feel tired or you simply can’t miss an important phone call, pull over and wait until you’re fully alert. Don’t destroy someone else’s life or become a victim yourself by ignoring the safety rules of the road.