Auto accidents are not fun for anyone. They bring bodily or fatal injury to those who are involved in them, and they present stressful situations for those involved in rescue efforts. But with that being the established precedent, we can still find people passing by an accident scene in their cars and staring at it like it is the most entertaining situation ever.
This action is also defined by the rather catchier name of “rubbernecking”. While the name sounds funny, the results of the actions are quite morbid and can cause more harm than you may know. That also holds true for drivers in Boise, Idaho.
Staring at an accident scene is not only rude and disrespectful for the people involved in the ordeal, but it is also quite dangerous and considered a form of negligent driving.
The driver’s attention is not on the road ahead of them and instead focused on the sight of the accident, which is usually on a side of the road. This makes them prone to causing a traffic jam on an already critical road. At worse, it raises their chances of colliding with a vehicle or person.
According to research, humans are prone to “watching” the accidents for a few reasons.
It may make them experience the thrill of a “close encounter”. It may also provide them with a morbid satisfaction of not being the one in the car accident because they are “driving safely”. And it may simply be the effect of not being able to look away from something so gravely curious.
Whatever the reasons may be, the fact remains that rubbernecking is not safe for anyone. It is a dangerous practice which should be avoided at all costs. You shouldn’t only make it a habit to never do it while driving yourself, but also call it out when you spot others doing it.
If you or a loved one had to bear the consequences of someone’s rubbernecking in the form of a car accident, then do not sit back and take it as just a simple mistake on their end. This form of negligent behavior could cause more people to get hurt. Make sure that you contact Morgan Law firm in Idaho today to explore your options.