Driving too slow a danger for Ohio drivers

Drivers in this state are not supposed to travel so slow that they hinder the flow of traffic. If they do, they may not only receive a ticket but also put other drivers at risk for a crash. Slow motorists often incur the wrath of impatient drivers, which can lead to rear-end collisions as the fast drivers tailgate.

Rather than being aggressive on the road, those who encounter a slow driver should wait for him or her to change lanes. If the driver does not move, then the best thing to do would be to flash the headlights. Honking the horn, but gently, can then be considered. Drivers should not angrily pass on the right.

Slow drivers may be seniors whose poor vision prevents them from seeing the speed limit. It could also be that arthritis affects their ability to accelerate. Such drivers would do well to enroll in a mature driver improvement course. Other times, drivers may travel slow because they have just obtained their license and are afraid to go faster.

Less excusable are the drivers who let phones or other distractions take their attention from the road and from their speed. Phones are especially known to reduce activity in the parietal lobe, which is the area of the brain that helps one form impressions.

Slow and aggressive drivers alike are negligent and may face a personal injury lawsuit if they cause a crash. As for the victims, they may pursue such a case once it’s clear that any negligence on their part does not exceed 50%. A lawyer may help in this regard by hiring investigators and other third parties to gather evidence and by handling all settlement negotiations.