Drafting

Although reducing gas consumption is a desirable goal for many drivers, taking up dangerous behaviors to achieve this goal remains unacceptable. For some on the road, following closely behind a large truck or even an SUV has become a regular practice. Known as drafting, recklessly driving too close to others may increase fuel efficiency, but at the expense of roadway safety.

If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by another party’s unsafe driving behaviors, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. To discuss your case with a skilled and experienced attorney, contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Drafting Dangers

For some, drafting is a behavior learned in order to emulate the sort of performance seen in raceways and motor sport events. For others, it is another step to improve upon a vehicle’s miles-per-gallon rating. In either situation, drafting is an extremely dangerous tactic and can cause the following problems if applied in regular traffic:

  • rear-end collisions due to limited reaction time
  • under-ride collisions with large trucks
  • truck accidents due to a drafter in the truck’s blind-spot
  • failure to pay attention to road or traffic changes

The effect of drafting increases as the following vehicle gets progressively closer, leading some drafters to allow a separation of only a few feet. This is exceptionally dangerous, as there is essentially no time for the driver to react in the case of an emergency, meaning that there is no time to brake or reduce speeds before a collision.

Contact Us

Reckless driving behaviors cannot be tolerated. As the victim of a crash caused by a drafting motorist, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Racine personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.