Every driver on the road is responsible for exerting reasonable care. That means maintaining a valid license and auto insurance, respecting the rules of the road, and avoiding distracting driving, among other things. Any driver that does not fulfill their responsibility while operating a vehicle may be considered negligent and can be prosecuted under the law if their behavior results in an accident. Some examples of negligent driving include ignoring red lights, failing to signal a turn, driving over the speed limit, driving under the influence, or driving while texting or otherwise interacting with a mobile device. The first step in any auto-related personal injury case will be proving that negligence is directly responsible for the accident and by extension, the injury.