Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney
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What is aggressive driving?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
aggressive driving is a serious problem on U.S. roadways. Aggressive driving
is a general term that refers to any number of unsafe or hostile driving
habits. For example, speeding, excessive lane changes, improper passing
and tailgating are all considered forms of aggressive driving. Any driver
that purposefully maneuvers his/her vehicle so that the chances of causing
a traffic accident are increased may be guilty of aggressive driving.
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, at least 1,500 people
are killed or injured by aggressive drivers in the United States every
year. Sometimes, aggressive driving intentionally hit, cut off or to injure
other drivers. On rare occasions, aggressive driving escalates to "road
rage," where infuriated drivers use weapons (such as guns, baseball
bats or pepper spray) to attack other drivers. However, aggressive driving
takes many forms and may not always be this obvious.
Avoiding Aggressive Driving
As a driver, there are a variety of precautions you can take to avoid being
injured by an aggressive driver. If you are tempted to retaliate, remember
that aggressive drivers injure and kill approximately 1,500 people every
year. This type of behavior is a serious threat; provoking an aggressive
driving is unwise and potentially dangerous. AAA recommends several safety
tips to avoid getting hurt by an aggressive driving. First, avoid blocking
the passing lane. If you are in the far left lane and another driver speeds
up behind you, move over and allow them to pass. Avoid tailgating vehicles
in front of you and always use your turn signal before changing lanes.
Many aggressive driving incidents are started when one driver accused another
driver of cutting them off. Avoid this confusion by using your turn signal
so other drivers know when you plan to change lanes. Only use your horn
when you absolutely need to. Horns are designed for safety use only. If
you need to get another driver's attention, tap your horn lightly.
Never honk angrily or unnecessarily – aggressive drivers may perceive
this as an opportunity to retaliate against you. While driving near other
cars, make sure that your car lights are kept low. Do not use your high
beams to provoke another driver or to annoy them. Aggressive drivers may
become angry and attempt to harm you if you flash your high beams at them
without a good reason.
Injured by an aggressive driver? We can help!
Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Montee Law Firm, P.C. are dedicated to giving clients the best personal
injury representation they can offer. With more than 100 years of combined
legal experience behind us, we have the understanding of personal injury
cases and practical skill to help you get the money you need and deserve.
Contact us today to learn more about aggressive driving and personal injury compensation.