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Cutting Through Residential Areas

A driver may cut through residential areas to skip past long lines of traffic on major roads. Although this can save a driver some time, this sort of driving behavior can also be extremely dangerous for those who live in that area. This driving behavior, known as rat running, poses a serious threat to slower-moving traffic and nearby pedestrians.

If you have been injured because of the actions of a reckless driver, contact the Madison auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.

The Dangerous Habits of Rat Runners

The point of cutting through a residential area during rush hour is to save time on one’s commute. However, to do this, a rat runner may decide not to follow some traffic laws. In particular, rat runners may ignore the following to cut down their commute time:

  • Speed limits
  • School zone laws
  • Stop signs
  • Yield signs
  • No right turn on red signs

As a result of their rushed and hurried attitudes, these individuals may not follow right of way laws either. This can result in pedestrians, bicyclists, or slower-moving cars being hit by a rat running motorist. Even at relatively lower speeds, these accidents can still cause serious injuries.

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If you or someone you love has been injured because of a reckless driver, there may be legal recourse available. To discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable advisor, contact the Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

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