What is negligent driving? 

On Behalf of | Jan 26, 2024 | PERSONAL INJURY - Personal Injury

There is a reason that drivers are required to go through tests before legally qualifying. The tests are a chance to show that they understand the roles of the road and can drive safely. 

All drivers owe each other a duty of care. This means that they should not engage in behaviors that increase the chances of accidents. If a driver fails in this duty, this may be classified as negligence. Outlined below are some of the more common examples of negligent driving. 

Impaired driving 

Driving requires a lot of focus. There is no room for impairments. That’s why it’s unlawful to drink and drive in Connecticut. Any driver caught with a blood alcohol content over 0.08 is considered to be impaired. For under 21s, this figure is 0.02. 

Impaired driving puts others at risk. If an impaired driver causes an accident, then this is potentially a form of negligence. 


Throughout Connecticut, there are various speed limits. These are designed to enhance the safety of the community. Accidents at higher speeds are much more likely to result in severe injuries and fatalities. When a speeding driver causes a road traffic collision, this may be a form of negligence. 

The same applies to any other form of driving maneuver that could be dangerous. For example, if someone tries a handbrake turn to show off to their friends, but causes an accident. 

Negligent drivers should be held to account when causing injuries to others. If you’ve been impacted by this issue, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Seeking more legal information will give you a better idea of your options.