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Negligent Use of Cruise Control

Most drivers expect their cars to have all the modern conveniences that have become commonplace in new vehicles, including cruise control. This feature has become standard in most cars, and actually contributes to driver safety in many ways by allowing drivers to avoid accidentally exceeding the speed limit.

Unfortunately, some drivers take advantage of this technology in a way that neglects their responsibility to pay attention to the road, often resulting in serious accidents and injuries. If you have become the victim of another driver’s negligence, you are likely entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact the experienced and knowledgeable Appleton car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.

Dangerous Actions

While using cruise control is not dangerous in and of itself, it may encourage drivers to engage in dangerous behaviors that they wouldn‘t otherwise consider, such as the following:

  • Taking their feet away from the pedals. Drivers with cruise control engaged frequently do not see the need to keep their feet near the pedals, and sometimes go so far as to put their feet up on the dash or window. This prevents the driver from being able to quickly respond to changing driving conditions.
  • Taking attention away from the road. All too often, a driver will set the cruise control in order to remain in motion while focusing on some other activity within the car that is unrelated to driving the vehicle.

When drivers fail to use cruise control safely and responsibly, they may cause serious accidents that result in injuries to innocent drivers.

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If you have suffered an injury in an accident caused by a negligent driver, the experienced Appleton car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.

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