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.
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.
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.