Aggressive driving causes accidents.
Aggressive driving is a major factor in traffic accidents across the country and a very real threat to those on our Kansas City roads. Aggressive actions include unsafe driving behaviors such as tailgating and speeding. Some very telling statistics include:
- An AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study found that potentially aggressive actions – tailgating, erratic lane changing, illegal passing – are a factor in up to 56% of fatal crashes.
- According to NHTSA and the Auto Vantage auto club show, 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving.
- Half of the drivers on the receiving end of aggressive behavior respond with aggressive behaviors themselves. [SafeMotorist.com 2019]
What is Aggressive Driving?
NHTSA defines aggressive driving as occurring when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.”
Aggressive driving refers to any number of unsafe, or even hostile, driving habits, such as:
- Speeding or racing
- Excessive lane changes
- Improper passing
- Sudden acceleration, tailgating (following too close behind another vehicle) or sudden braking
- Blocking vehicles from merging or cutting others off
- Reckless, careless or erratic driving
- Failure to obey traffic signals or signs
- Making obscene gestures at other drivers while in traffic
Any driver that purposefully maneuvers his or her vehicle so that the chances of causing a traffic accident are increased may be guilty of aggressive driving.
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Speeding Leading Cause of Aggressive Driving Accidents
Over 50% of the five million yearly car crashes in the United States are caused by aggressive drivers, with speeding being the most prevalent contributor to this statistic.
- gives drivers less opportunity to react in dangerous situations
- reduces the ability to steer safely around curves and objects in the road
- increases the force of impact in the event of an accident
Experienced Legal Help for Aggressive Driving Accidents
As soon as possible after your accident, you should seek the advice of an experienced car accident attorney who can investigate the cause of the accident and advise you on a legal course of action to take.
Kansas City attorneys Nash & Franciskato take the burden off your shoulders so that you can concentrate on what matters most, healing and recovering from your accident. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, finding out all of the details. Our goal is to help you obtain compensation for:
- all immediate and future medical bills
- lost wages and/or a reduced earning capacity
- pain and suffering
Our experienced car accident attorneys offer:
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Resources for You
- Blog articles related to Auto Accidents and Driver Safety
- The Ultimate List of Driving Statistics for 2022
- Aggressive Driving from AAA
Editor’s Note: Content on this webpage was reviewed and updated for accuracy and re-published on August 11, 2022.