As drivers, we all get a little irritated in traffic sometimes. If road conditions are poor, or if drivers fail to use their turn signal, it’s understandable that sometimes people get hot headed behind the wheel. But road rage is a serious problem, and it can take innocent lives and cause damage. When a driver is especially upset behind the wheel, and starts acting out in anger, they impose a danger to other drivers on the road. All drivers owe a duty of care to others, so road rage can be a serious concern.
If you find yourself a victim of road rage, never antagonize or provoke the angry driver. Follow the steps below to stay safe from a driver with road rage, in order to mitigate the risk of getting into a car accident. However, if the day ever comes that you do get into an accident, know that Church and Page attorneys are skilled in dealing with this unique type of car accident case and can fight for you should you need representation.
Learn What Triggers Road Rage
There are a few mistakes drivers make on the road that often lead to road rage. Learning which mistakes trigger other drivers the most is one efficient way to keep tempers in check while on the road. It’s always smart to consider if your driving and actions on the road could potentially be pushing another driver‘s buttons. One common trigger for road rage is driving while distracted. When a driver sees another driver texting or on the phone while operating the car, this could cause road rage. Always give the road your full attention, so that other drivers know that you are not putting them in danger. Tailgating is another action that can trigger road rage. Never drive too closely to the vehicle in front of you, plus, allowing at least one car space between you and the car in front of you is a way to prevent accidents in general. Always leave a little space. Speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and joy riding can all trigger road rage as they communicate to others you are driving recklessly and may not care about safety. Always drive as safely as possible on the road and correct any behavior you may have that could cause an accident—or road rage.
Don’t Antagonize A Driver With Road Rage
Have you ever heard the phrase adding fuel to the fire? When a driver has road rage, and is visibly losing their temper behind the wheel, never add fuel to the fire and antagonize or even engage with them. Engaging with them in any way can provoke them to be violent, or become so emotional that they have less control over their vehicle. Don’t make eye contact with the other driver, never get out of the car and attempt to approach them, and certainly never make up se gestures, yells swears or insults, or respond with aggressive behavior.
What Can I Do If I’ve Been Hit By A Driver With Road Rage?
Fortunately, it is not uncommon for a driver with road rage to ultimately cause an accident. Driving with a heightened temper, while in a bad mood, or during an emotional episode can cause serious harm to others on the road. If you have been hit by a driver who was furious with road rage at the time, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer right away. At Church and Page we’re used to taking on cases of this nature, and understand the unique strategies necessary to recoup your damages after a situation like this. With our help, we could hold the angry driver accountable and earn you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and possibly even your pain and suffering.
As soon as you have been in an accident, schedule a free consultation with Church and Page attorneys. We will listen to the details of your case, and respond accordingly with appropriate next steps for holding this angry driver accountable. Our goal is to help you every step of the way, so you don’t have to stand up to bullies on the road alone.
Schedule A Free Car Accident Consultation If You Have Been Hit By A Driver With Road Rage
Everyone deserves to feel safe on the road, and drivers who drive recklessly or with a bad temper deserve to be held accountable for the trouble that they cause. If you have been hit by a driver with road rage, and they left you injured or with extensive damage to your vehicle, contact Church and Page right away so we can help rectify the situation for you. We will stop at nothing to fight for the compensation that you need to recover from this type of accident.