Road Rage – Don’t Get Yourself Killed

 
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By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer

 

When you’re out on the road with a bunch of strangers, you really don’t know who you’re dealing with. You don’t know if that driver who just cut you off was just spacing out or if they’re on their way to shoot their ex after losing their job and finding an eviction noticed tacked to their door. That may sound dramatic, but it’s true. You just never know. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 37% of road rage incidents involve a firearm.

 

Don’t Start It, Even Accidentally

By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer

You may be a super-nice, easy-going person who just defaults to letting things go. That’s great, but it could also mean that you have no idea how much your little mistakes irritate other drivers and how offended they can be by a minor faux pas.

Or maybe you’re more of the passive-aggressive type who likes to “enforce” the rules of the road by refusing to give way to people who are breaking the rules. Either way, here are some ways you can avoid a road rage incident:

  • Don’t cut people off.
  • Don’t drive slower than the flow of traffic in the fast lane. Even if you’re doing the speed limit and totally in the right, move over and let those speeders fly on by.
  • Don’t gesture or make faces at other drivers when they are being rude.
  • Don’t tailgate.
  • Go the extra mile to give people a break. Make room for them to merge. Let them go first when it’s a little unclear who’s turn it is.
  • And, one more time, stay off your phone. Keep it in the trunk if you have to.

If you have been injured by an aggressive driver or lost a loved one in a road rage incident, please talk to an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney right away.

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