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Do Slow Drivers Cause More Crashes Than Speeders?

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According to federal and state studies, driving slower than the average speed is more likely to cause an accident than speeding. Driving too slowly can make other drivers around you constantly brake and speed up, which can be frustrating, cause confusion, and lead to an accident.

Despite posted speed limits, we know that countless drivers speed. They go well above those posted limits and often disregard others on the road. However, sometimes people who drive too slowly cause some of the most dangers on the road.

Aggressive Driving

When someone is driving slowly, it can cause others around them to move aggressively. Some drivers may tailgate a slower driver, swerve around, cut them off, or display aggressive nature to someone driving too slowly.

Constant Braking

When other drivers approach the slower driver, they expect them to be driving the speed limit. As they get closer, the slower speed might force other drivers to slam on their brakes because of the slower vehicle. This erratic decision can cause others to brake, leading to a severe crash.

The Cause of the Slow Driving

When someone is slower behind the wheel of their vehicle, the focus is not always on driving safely. It could be due to other negligent actions, such as texting. When someone is distracted by their phone, they drive much slower than they should. It causes other drivers to react in a way that can cause significant harm to others.

At Crowe & Harris, LLP, we know you can suffer severe harm because of too-slow drivers.

Our Massachusetts car accident attorneys go above and beyond to help you understand your rights when negligence causes you harm. We’re here to be your voice against neglect.

For a free consultation to discuss your rights, call us today at (617) 404-3417 or contact us online.