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Road rage-related accidents are on the rise

On Behalf of | Sep 20, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Drivers in America are no strangers to road rage. Many have experienced being targeted by an aggressive driver at one time or another. A simple mistake that you make behind the wheel is often all that it takes to rile up an aggressive driver. 

Road rage is often the result of an inability to keep one’s anger under control in everyday circumstances. Statistics show that 92% of drivers have witnessed acts of road rage. While it is understandable that an act of aggression by another driver may elicit a strong reaction from you, experts ask that you try not to respond. The last thing you want to do is add fuel to the fire.

How to spot an aggressive driver

Keeping an eye out for aggressive drivers is the key to avoiding a situation that may lead to a scary situation. Some signs of aggression include side-swiping your car or attempting to run you off the road. If an aggressive driver exits their vehicle and approaches yours it is best not to engage. Keep the windows rolled up and call 9-1-1. Take a photo of their license plate or ask your passenger to do so.

Remove yourself from the situation as soon as possible. Pull over to the shoulder and let them pass or try to exit the highway. Consider driving to the nearest police station if you are being followed.

When road rage leads to serious injuries

Should you end up with serious injuries due to the actions of an enraged driver you will need to seek legal guidance. They can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills and damages to your vehicle.