Aggressive driving can put all people on the road at risk and cause an accident. Aggressive driving is a broad term that can allude to any display of aggression by a driver. Common examples include tailgating or riding too closely to another driver, speeding, weaving through traffic, and flashing one’s headlights. These drivers operate their vehicle in a way that is bold and without regard for the safety of others on the road.
Aggressive driving results from things like busy roads and being late which leads to frustration. When you are driving and encounter an aggressive driver, be sure to follow these safety precautions:
If you encounter an aggressive driver, it is important to remain calm. Think about the fact that everyone behaves differently in many situations and some situations affect some more than others.
Follow the Speed Limit
Most often aggressive drivers will speed if they are frustrated and trying to get somewhere faster when they are running late. Don’t feel like you are lagging behind if another driver speeds faster. Continue to follow the speed limit. It is important not to let an aggressive driver influence how you drive, especially if it is in a dangerous manner.
Be Aware of Tailgating
Tailgating is an act of aggression that can be very serious. If you are being tailgated by an aggressive driver it is important to remain focused on your own driving. After all, you are the one who is in control of your vehicle. Do not break quickly or do something in retaliation, as an accident could result. Instead, keep your speed consistent and if you are switching lanes be sure to signal. In time, the aggressive driver will be able to get around you if that is what they are trying to do.
Overall, remember to stay calm and not retaliate against an aggressive driver. Aggressive driving can result in serious injury to yourself and others. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, feel free to contact us or call (800) 676- 5295 to discuss your case and learn how our experienced attorneys can help you.