Aggressive driving, also known as “road rage,” has increasingly become a factor in fatal car and truck wrecks. The federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) considers it aggressive driving whenever “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” An astounding 66% of traffic fatalities are due to aggressive driving, according NHTSA and other statistics referenced at SafeMotorist.com, a resource provided by the American Safety Council.
You’ve probably seen many examples of aggressive driving, including:
- Speeding to beat red lights
- Honking the horn often
- Switching lanes often
- Not using turn signals
- Using obscene gestures
In the event that you may encounter an aggressive driver, don’t react or retaliate. This will only make matters worse. Stay calm and drive conscientously and safely. If the other driver continues exhibiting aggressive behavior, try to get as far away as possible. You can also pull over to a safe location, call 911 and report your location, their license plate, and make and model of their car.
In the unfortunate circumstance that you or someone you love has been injured by an aggressive driver, contact us for a free case evaluation.
MOTOR VEHICLE CASES WE HANDLE
- Hit by a Drunk or Impaired Driver
- Hit by a Distracted Driver
- Collisions With Commercial Vehicles
- Hit & Run
- Road Rage & Aggressive Driving
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Pedestrian & Bicyclist Collisions
Auto & Truck Collision Resources
- Decode Your NC Crash Report (DMV-349)
North Carolina Consumer Information
- North Carolina Department of Insurance, “A Consumer’s Guide to Automobile Insurance”
- North Carolina Department of Insurance, “A Consumer’s Guide to Motorcycle Insurance”
- North Carolina Department of Insurance, “A Consumer’s Guide to Public Adjusters”
- North Carolina Department of Insurance, “North Carolina Teen Drivers”
South Carolina Consumer Information
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