By: Chuck Richardson On October 26, 2018

Most motor vehicle accidents are caused by human error and are largely preventable. Unfortunately, no matter how skilled a driver you might be, you can still encounter negligent drivers on the road, which can ultimately result in an accident. This can cost you time and money in car repairs and, in many cases, serious injuries that could potentially impact your life for many years to come. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by another driver, you need to obtain skilled legal representation as soon as possible to ensure you have the best possible chance of securing the compensation you deserve.

Below is a list of some of the worst driving habits that cause motor vehicle accidents across the country:

  • Running a red light: People on the road are often in a hurry to get to where they are going, which can make the urge to run an intersection before the light turns red quite tempting. This is not only a bad habit, but it is dangerous for just about everyone, including the driver, other motorists on the road, and pedestrians.
  • Texting and driving: It might not seem like a big deal to text a quick message or response, but any time you take your eyes off the road, you risk being involved in a terrible accident. Given that most, if not all of us, have a cell phone these days, this bad habit is more prevalent than ever.
  • Speeding: Going just a tad bit over the speed limit does not sound too egregious to most, but even a minor increase in speed can increase the chances of an accident occurring. In addition to being dangerous, it also increases one’s chances of getting a pricey speeding ticket.
  • Using an electronic device: In addition to cell phones, a plethora of electronic devices can distract drivers. This includes a GPS navigational system, iPad, or any of the devices that are part of one’s vehicle. A GPS is a must-have for many of us, so if you need directions, make sure you set your route before you start driving.
  • Tailgating: When drivers follow the car ahead too closely, this increases the chance of a rear-end accident. To avoid this type of accident, drivers should always maintain enough distance between their vehicle and the one ahead of them.
  • Not using turn signals: Turn signals are crucial for other drivers and inform them when a driver is changing lanes or making a turn. Failing to use this important tool increases the chances of a collision.
  • Road rage: Drivers can get pretty angry on the road, particularly when they are in a hurry or have a short fuse. Unfortunately, driving while angry can result in some poor decision-making and unsafe driving.


If you sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by negligence, do not hesitate to obtain skilled legal representation to fight for the compensation you deserve. At Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC, our team of personal injury attorneys in Tulsa is committed to fighting on behalf of the wrongfully injured. Let us be your voice in court.

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