Car Accidents Involving Road Rage
If the assaultive individual has control of a vehicle, the situation immediately becomes much more dangerous.
Everybody is subject to becoming involved in a road rage accident, because hostile individuals are hostile before any confrontation takes place.
People who instigate road rage related accidents have a few things in common: destructiveness and oppressiveness.
These individuals are destructive in nature and intend to hurt either people or their vehicles.
Since they are also oppressive, they do not care about using abusive treatment on the people they injure and the vehicles they damage.
As mentioned earlier, combative people are combative before they even get behind the wheel.
However, you can check some items on your car in order to try to avoid an accident involving road rage: - Check your headlights; make sure your high beams are not in use.
- Make sure your brake light works.
- Make sure any music playing or conversations are at low enough volumes so that you can hear outside noise.
There are also driving habits you can implement into your regular driving technique: - Do not cut anybody off the road.
- Do not flash your high beams when trying to signal somebody.
- Always allow someone the right-of-way if it belongs to him or her.
If you are unsure who has the right-of-way, allow the other person to drive off first.
- Be a courteous and respectful driver.
Defensive Driving You may want to consider taking defensive driving classes or consider adopting defensive driving techniques.
In a defense driving course you will learn to: - Look out for other drivers on the road - Observe road conditions - Be independent of other drivers on the road - Observe and obey traffic signs and laws - Be alert and focus on the road What to Do During a Road Rage Incident If you ever encounter a confrontational person on the road, there are a few things you should consider to avoid an accident or avoid making an accident worse: - Always be passive.
If someone wants to get in front of you, let him or her pass you, even if it means pulling off the road.
- If an accident occurs, stay in your vehicle.
Wait for help to arrive or if you have a cellular device, contact the police department.
- Do not agitate the driver of the other vehicle.
- Report license plates, color and make of the vehicle, and what the subject looks like to police authorities.
For more information on dealing with accidents involving road rage from a legal standpoint, contact the Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush, Habush, & Rottier, S.