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You are driving down the road and suddenly a reckless driver crosses your path. It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. A dangerous driver swerves in front of you and almost causes you to crash your car. What can you do?

First, you need to be able to identify a bad, or reckless driver. Remember, laws vary by state so it’s recommended to know your own local and state driving violations well. A reckless driver could be drunk, intoxicated, or otherwise not fit for driving.

When determining whether someone is driving recklessly, here are a few things to keep an eye out for:

  • Driving more than 15 mph over or under the speed limit (where applicable)
  • Constantly weaving in and out of traffic, especially without the use of a turn signal
  • Driving dangerously close to the vehicle ahead, otherwise known as “tailgating”
  • Rolling through or not stopping at multiple stop signs
  • Expressing signs of road rage, such as yelling/screaming or rude and excessive hand gestures
  • Attempting to chase, follow, or hit another vehicle

Should you encounter a reckless, or bad driver on the road and feel that it is a dangerous situation, follow these steps:

  • Remember as many details regarding the vehicle make, model, and color as possible
  • Pull over to the side of the road before utilizing your mobile device
  • If possible, write down as many details as you can remember while they are fresh in your mind, including the location of the incident and direction the “bad” driver was going
  • Call the local police if the driver is “bad” or aggressive, but not dangerous, such as not signaling when turning or texting while driving where illegal
  • Call 911 if the situation is dangerous to you and/or others on the roadway

Bad, dangerous, or reckless drivers should be left to the authorities to stop. It is not recommended to follow, apprehend, or confront someone if an incident should occur. Immediately call the local police or emergency service.

Help prevent accidents and reckless driving incidents by doing your part to stay calm and follow the rules of the road wherever you drive.


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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
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Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo is a maverick hands down. Don’t take your car for work elsewhere. Especially great at Mercedes—this guy knows his profession! I will be using him for everything related to my car going forward.

Arturo

25 years of experience
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Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

32 years of experience
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Scott
32 years of experience
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

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Michael
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Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

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