Some Rochester drivers exhibit these poor driving habits

Posted: May 18, 2018

Some Rochester drivers unfortunately practice the same poor driving habits seen across the U.S. According to a 2014 report regarding accidents in Rochester, 12 people died in fatal crashes, two involved drunk drivers and four fatalities were pedestrians. The risk of a fatal accident can be reduced if motorists refrain from the following driving behaviors:

Speeding Through a Yellow Light

Nobody wants to get stuck waiting at a red light, but accelerating through a yellow light is one cause of “t-bone” car accidents at intersections. It’s especially dangerous if the yellow light has been “on” for a few seconds and the green light is appearing to drivers who have waited at a red light.

Performing a “Rolling” Stop at Stop Signs

Glancing quickly to the right and left before slowing down but not stopping at a stop sign is not only dangerous but against traffic laws in Rochester and across New York state. Failure to come to a complete stop is one reason for pedestrians are struck and injured at intersections with crosswalks.

Failing to Use Turn Signals

The driver behind you cannot read your mind. That driver does not know if you are going to turn right or left and continue at the same speed.. Although drivers are supposed to keep a  clear distance between their vehicle and the car in front of them, drivers that stop or slow down suddenly to turn without using their turn signals may be found at fault should an accident occur.


Tailgaters are typically impatient, sometimes angry drivers who take their frustrations out on other drivers by driving too close to them. Intimidating other drivers by tailgating them doesn’t work. In fact, tailgating is one cause of “fender benders” in Rochester and a potential cause of multiple car pile-ups on Rochester highways.

If you have suffered injuries in a Rochester car accident due to a negligent driver’s poor driving habits, call William Mattar today to learn about obtaining possible compensation for your damages.

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