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Have you ever been driving on a two-lane road, come up behind a car that is going at a slow speed and you are not able to pass? Maybe someone is driving erratically or an accident on the road has caused you unavoidable delays. These can be maddening situations. Some drivers might yell, honk the horn, or beat on the steering wheel to vent their anger. Others may escalate to road rage or aggressive driving behaviors where driving safely is no longer top of mind.
As a driver, you need to stay calm, cool, and collected so that you can operate your vehicle in a safe manner – even when you get frustrated or irritated with another driver. The unfortunate thing is that not all drivers can control their emotions behind the wheel.
Aggressive driving leads to numerous accidents and injuries every year. The speed and force that is often involved in a road rage accident can cause severe injuries, too.
Road rage is the most common form of aggressive driving and refers to any type of aggressive or violent behavior that stems from anger at other motorists. It includes driving behaviors such as:
Road rage impairs the angry driver’s ability to focus on driving safely.
Road rage can even lead to violent attacks and assaults so all drivers should know how to prevent and/or diffuse a situation.
When you have questions, we are here to help. Call us at (877) 284-6600.
If you are the one prone to intense and high emotions when driving, try the following:
Staying calm when behind the wheel protects you and other drivers on the road.
Each driver has a legal obligation (or “duty of care”) to look out for the safety of other drivers, pedestrians and other individuals. When a driver fails this, negligence has taken place and the at fault party may be held liable for damages and injuries caused.
Having an attorney who is your advocate can offer you peace of mind during your recovery. We have a successful track record of helping accident victims collect the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys can:
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an accident with another driver suffering from road rage or driving aggressively? Call the Kansas City-based law firm of Nash & Franciskato at (877) 284-6600.
One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and will provide you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published August 14, 2020. It was reviewed on August 9, 2022 and updated for content and accuracy. It was re-published on August 10, 2022.