Rash driving is a social which has caused inumerable deaths and disabilities on the road and victims are usually pedestrians and two wheeler riders and in fact its high time the MV Act be amended seeking stricter punishments to rash and negligent as well as drunk drivers.

Many people mistake speeding as rash driving which need not necessarily be true. One can speed safely by following rules and ensuring all road users safety.

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The effect of driving or riding must be either that the human life was in fact endangered or that hurt or injury was likely to be caused. The two main essential requirements are:

  1. .Driving of a vehicle or riding it on a public way,
  2. Such driving or riding must be so rash or negligent as to endanger the human life, or likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person.

There can be no civil action for negligence if the negligent act or omission has not been attended by an injury to any person; but bare negligence involving the risk of injury is punishable criminally, though nobody is actually hurt by it.

One of the questions that many people have is whether reckless driving and careless driving is the same thing. While careless driving is certainly dangerous, the driver may not be doing something willfully that causes them to put others at risk for injury. Some common examples of careless driving include not fully stopping at a stop sign or changing lanes without using a turn signal, which results in an accident. Being reckless is the willful endangerment of others, such as texting while driving and causing an accident. Both are trouble on the road, but it’s the intent that makes the difference in these cases.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to become a part of the problem if you are not careful. Everyone today is in a hurry, and this can cause them to start driving recklessly without realizing it. Take a moment to step back and observe your driving behaviors. Are you going too fast or following too closely behind other vehicles? Have you been tempted to take a call while you are on the road? All of these are dangerous behaviors. Take steps to reduce your risk of becoming a careless or reckless driver. Don’t drive while angry, don’t drive while tired, and don’t give in to the temptation of using your phone while you are on the road, even if you just want to change the music that’s playing. Be vigilant on the roads for your safety and for the safety of everyone around you. You never want to become the cause of an accident.