Christina Rivenbark & Associates ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Reasons why people drive on the wrong side of the road

There are many different behaviors that can be incredibly dangerous on the road, such as people who drink and drive and those who use their smartphone while they are supposed to be paying attention to driving. However, some drivers blatantly disregard traffic safety laws or drive recklessly in ways that are unbelievable, such as those who drive on the wrong side of the road. When a driver sees another vehicle heading toward them when they are supposed to be in another lane, it can be extremely terrifying.

Drivers may find themselves on the wrong side of the road for all sorts of reasons. For some, inexperience may be to blame, such as a teenager who does not have much driving experience or someone who is visiting from another country. In other instances, a driver may be on the wrong side of the road because they are intoxicated due to alcohol or drugs, or because they have fallen asleep at the wheel as a result of driver fatigue. Drivers who use their phones on the road may also find themselves traveling in the wrong lane.

In some instances, drivers who are suicidal or having a mental breakdown may also drive in the wrong lane and face oncoming traffic, which can be terrifying. Regardless of the cause, if you are struck by someone who was driving in the wrong lane you deserve justice. This is unacceptable, and it keeps shattering lives on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many more of these collisions will inevitably happen in the future.

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