How Road Rage Can Contribute to Car Accidents

If you drive, you’ve probably experienced road rage at some point in your life — either as the aggressor or the receptor. It’s easy to become frustrated when dealing with the pressures of everyday life, and sometimes traffic or careless driving can put you over the edge.

Road rage is more than just feeling angry while driving. Anyone can get angry while behind the wheel, but someone with road rage can be dangerous. When drivers are angry, their emotions can cause them to act completely irrationally and endanger other drivers in the process.

An angry driver may exhibit road rage by:

  • Speeding
  • Following other cars too closely
  • Swerving
  • Driving through red lights and stop signs
  • Cutting other vehicles off

A driver may also express road rage by honking their horn or yelling at other drivers. Although these behaviors may not seem inherently hazardous, they can be very distracting and may contribute to car accidents.

Preventing Road Rage

As a driver, you can limit your own tendencies toward road rage by consciously taking a moment to relax when other people drive recklessly. If you become the victim of road rage, ignore the angry driver as much as you possibly can and attempt to distance yourself. If their actions become threatening, call the police, and then your attorney.

What to Do if You are Injured in a Collision Caused by Road Rage

Road rage accidents are often caused by reckless, aggressive driving, which is why victims often suffer severe injuries. For injury victims, a collision with an angry driver can leave them with costly medical bills, vehicle damage, the inability to return to work, and other expenses. In this situation, the person who engages in road rage and hurts another driver can be liable for the resulting injuries. Our team at Rafi Law Group can help you seek compensation if you were injured in a collision.

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