I recently read an article put out by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. It stated that 80% of American drivers have engaged in some form of road rage. That was shocking to me and I started to think about the safety factor and the possibility of the accidents road rage could cause, since I am a Personal Injury Attorney myself.
Road rage can take all sorts of shapes and forms: yelling, honking your horn, tailgating, getting out of your car to confront another driver, and worst of all ramming another car on purpose. My desire for the safety of my clients prompted me to write about this.
Some of us are non-aggressive drivers. How do we stay safe?
Leave early for your destination. There is nothing worse that fearing you will be late, which does not allow you to stay calm if confronted by an aggressive driver.
Leaving early also allows you to maintain a safe distance from other cars as you are not in so much of a hurry to get where you are going.
If someone is tailing you because they want to go faster than you are, move over and let them pass. Remember you have left early so you don’t need to panic nor put yourself in the situation of being confronted by an aggressive driver.
Listening to calming music on the radio can help you keep a good state of mind.
Above all do not engage with an aggressive driver. Move over as far as you can from one or off to the shoulder and let that person go buy.
I all else fails, call for help in case of harassment by an aggressive driver.
If an accident ensues, call for that help first and then call your Personal Injury Law Firm in Orlando, Brown Law, P.L. 407-344-3400