Highway Coasting

In order to save money and help save the environment, many drivers have taken up a hobby known as hypermiling. This hobby, often taken with a competitive spirit, pushes mile-per-gallon efficiency while on the road. While this can be admirable when a driver safely obeys traffic laws, it can also be pushed to particularly dangerous boundaries. One such hazardous tactic associated with hypermiling is known as engine-off coasting.

If you have been injured in an accident with a reckless motorist, please contact the Charleston personal injury lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 today for a free legal consultation.

THE DANGERS OF COASTING

As its name implies, engine-off coasting occurs when a driver turns his or her vehicle off and lets momentum and gravity provide acceleration. Drivers then coast down the road, using no fuel in the process. Many individuals who engage in this activity swear by their driving skills and are confident that no one will get hurt. However, the reality of the situation is much different. Instead, drivers suffer the following handicaps to their driving abilities:

  • Loss of power steering
  • Loss of power braking
  • Wear on the starter
  • Wear on the vehicle’s lubrication system

In addition to potential damage to the vehicle itself, this behavior removes the powered systems from the motorist’s control. Instead, he or she must operate under conditions that even seasoned drivers would avoid if at all possible. Reacting to a split-second accident becomes almost impossible, whereas a normal motorist might be able to simply slam on the brakes and avoid a collision.

Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina

CONTACT US

If you have been injured by a reckless driver, you may have grounds for legal action. To learn more about your options in case of an injury on the road, contact the Charleston personal injury attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm today by calling 843-720-2800.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Highway Coasting

In order to save money and help save the environment, many drivers have taken up a hobby known as hypermiling. This hobby, often taken with a competitive spirit, pushes mile-per-gallon efficiency while on the road. While this can be admirable when a driver safely obeys traffic laws, it can also be pushed to particularly dangerous boundaries. One such hazardous tactic associated with hypermiling is known as engine-off coasting.

If you have been injured in an accident with a reckless motorist, please contact the Charleston personal injury lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 today for a free legal consultation.

THE DANGERS OF COASTING

As its name implies, engine-off coasting occurs when a driver turns his or her vehicle off and lets momentum and gravity provide acceleration. Drivers then coast down the road, using no fuel in the process. Many individuals who engage in this activity swear by their driving skills and are confident that no one will get hurt. However, the reality of the situation is much different. Instead, drivers suffer the following handicaps to their driving abilities:

  • Loss of power steering
  • Loss of power braking
  • Wear on the starter
  • Wear on the vehicle’s lubrication system

In addition to potential damage to the vehicle itself, this behavior removes the powered systems from the motorist’s control. Instead, he or she must operate under conditions that even seasoned drivers would avoid if at all possible. Reacting to a split-second accident becomes almost impossible, whereas a normal motorist might be able to simply slam on the brakes and avoid a collision.

Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina

CONTACT US

If you have been injured by a reckless driver, you may have grounds for legal action. To learn more about your options in case of an injury on the road, contact the Charleston personal injury attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm today by calling 843-720-2800.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

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