Recognizing Signs of a Negligent Driver On the Road

One vehicle speeding past the other

You cannot predict someone else’s actions on the road. To stay safe, you can look for specific signs that indicate negligent drivers. You must take steps to avoid any driver who displays signs of danger because they can put you at significant risk of severe injuries.

Our Mesa car accident lawyers want you to stay as safe as possible on the road. If a car accident occurs after you recognize these signs, they can help. Getting the right legal help can make all of the difference in the world. Here are some signs you should look out for as a driver.


Many negligent drivers swerve from lane to lane because they are tired, distracted, or intoxicated. They only stop swerving when they hear their tires trail over the rumble strip, and they refocus on the road. Swerving can result in a sideswipe or head-on collision and subsequent severe injuries.


Speeding can result from nearly any situation. Some people speed just because, but others may speed because they are texting and driving or if they’ve been drinking and don’t have cognitive recognition of the speed limit. Speeding increases the force in an accident, leading to catastrophic injuries.


Tailgating is a form of aggressive driving. Some drivers stay too close to those in front of them. They don’t give themselves enough time to brake. A tailgater can cause a rear-end collision along with subsequent injuries.

At Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC, we work for your rights. We aim to protect you from negligent drivers and dishonest insurance adjusters who try to bully you after a severe accident. We will be your voice to pursue justice and compensation when you need it most!

Call our firm today at (480) 833-8800.

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