Aggressive Driving Accident
As motorists hit the highways and roads, many become impatient and some will drive dangerously or aggressively. Often, these types of drivers ignore the safety hazards that they pose on themselves and upon others on the road, putting the lives of everyone around them at risk. Every year, this type of behavior kills and injures thousands of people.
Have you been in an car accident with an aggressive driver or have been the victim of road rage? If so, contact an aggressive driving accident attorney in your local area to discuss your legal options.
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A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety showed that an estimate of 1,500 people are hurt or fatally injured annually throughout the country as a direct result of road rage. Road rage can include tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, cutting off other vehicles, or accelerating aggressively. Other signs of road rage include flashing headlights at drivers that are driving slower than they are, using inappropriate physical and verbal gestures, honking their horn excessively, and forming lane convoys that block access. From the legal side of things, however, there is a difference between road rage and aggressive driving. Road rage is considered a criminal offense whereas aggressive driving is considered a traffic violation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, road rage is defined as "an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.”
Aggressive driving and road rage is a behavior that can affect many motorists. As one might expect, some individuals are more likely to lose their temper while driving than others. In fact, road rage can sometimes be to blame for a medical condition called “Intermittent Explosive Disorder,” which affects millions of Americans. Aggressive drivers can take simple measures to ensure that they get their emotions under control when they are operating a motor vehicle so that they do not cause harm to themselves or to others.
Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident as a direct result of an aggressive driver? An experienced lawyer can help. Contact an aggressive driving accident attorney in your local area to discuss your case today.