Problems with Rat-Running
Although many programs have pushed carpooling for daily commutes, American highways are still typically overcrowded at rush hour. As workers hit the major roads, gridlock can wear on a driver’s patience. Some simply refuse to sit around for the traffic to clear up or the slow shuffle to get them to their exit. These drivers may cut through residential areas or the back alleys of commercial buildings, putting pedestrians and other motorists in danger.
If you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a negligent or reckless driver whose aggressive driving behaviors created unnecessary hazards, we can help. You may be entitled to seek financial compensation for damages you have sustained. For a free consultation, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.
Many areas have put special restrictions in place to cut back on the amount of thru-traffic they experience during rush hour. For some, this is an extremely local solution, such as posting a sign banning thru traffic, occasionally during specified hours. For others, community planning involves the use of a series of one-way streets to strictly regulate traffic patterns. The following are some of the risks that these measures are seeking to reduce:
- Speeding through school zones and residential areas
- Pedestrian injuries
- Accidents at blown-through stop or yield signs
Unfortunately, aggressive drivers who are attempting to avoid traffic are perhaps more likely to ignore these safety concerns as they make their way along surface streets. This is an unnecessary risk for local traffic, pedestrians, cyclists, and others. Do not let this negligence go unpunished.
Rat-running presents a serious problem especially around areas where children live and play. To learn more about your options if you or your child has been injured by a rat-running motorist, contact the Racine car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.