Since Amazon started making deliveries directly, there are a lot more drivers on the roads. Amazon drivers, like other delivery drivers, are more likely to have a car accident. For those of us on the roads handling day-to-day business, these drivers pose a unique risk.
We talk a lot about texting while driving, but any kind of distraction while driving can be dangerous. Amazon delivery drivers are particularly distracted. They must follow a GPS to each home and business where they are delivering. They may also be distracted by notifications and interactions with Amazon. This leaves little attention for other vehicles on the road.
Pressed for Time
Amazon delivery drivers are given many deliveries for one route, and they only have so much time to complete it. If they start running behind, they could be tempted to exceed the speed limit, ignore traffic signs, and speed through traffic signals. The more pressed for time someone is, the more likely they are to become reckless in their driving.
With stay-at-home orders in place, roadways are nearly empty. Amazon delivery drivers, other delivery drivers, and essential workers make up the majority of the traffic. Amazon drivers who want to finish their routes early are taking advantage of the situation by driving at excessive speeds with reckless abandon. While they are not the only drivers doing this, it is definitely a contributing factor.
If you are in a car accident caused by an Amazon delivery driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Commercial auto accident cases can be complex, so it is important to hire an experienced attorney. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.