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Why peephole drivers are dangerous

 

It’s no secret that drivers sometimes feel like their cars are fortresses; almost like they are in their own little world within their steel frame and four wheels. Indeed, cars are not necessarily rolling fortresses, with small peepholes to greet people who come forward. However, when snow and ice collect on windshields and windows, some drivers, in their haste to get from Point A to Point B, they may only scrape of just enough space to see the road ahead.

Of course, this practice, called “peephole driving” should be viewed as clear negligence (pardon the pun). There is much more to see than what a driver can see through a letterbox view due to snow and ice. For instance, the surrounding sides and rear of a vehicle may not be seen without debris being properly cleared. As such, a driver may not see hazards (such as another car) before it is too late. 

From a legal standpoint, drivers in upstate New York have a duty to use reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle. A part of this involves clearing off one’s vehicle so that they may properly see out of all windows. If such a failure is found to be the proximate cause in an accident, the offending driver could be held liable for the ensuing injuries and property damage.

This means that those injured in an accident may seek monetary compensation for their injuries, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and even rehabilitation costs.

If you are injured by a peephole driver, an experienced attorney can help. 

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