Study: Angry Drivers Can Lead to Deadly Accidents!
It’s no secret that angry drivers lead to deadly accidents!
Road rage can become volatile, especially when the aggressor becomes overrun with anger, losing sight of the line between right and wrong.
But what’s shocking is exactly how many drivers are overcome with these feelings while behind the wheel. The AAA reports that nearly 80% of adult drivers in the United States admit that they’ve had feelings of rage while driving within the last year. While road rage itself can be quite scary for all parties involved, it’s actually the aspect of reckless driving that causes the most damage, as the AAA pointed out.
56% of all deadly accidents involve one or more forms of reckless or aggressive driving – that’s more than half of all accidents nationwide! To dig a little deeper, more than 5 million motor vehicle accidents each year are a direct result of aggressive driving. Remember, if you’re feeling a sudden sensation of rage while you’re behind the wheel, pull to the shoulder and take a deep breath – wait until you’re calm and then get back on the road – you could end up saving your own life, and the lives of others.
Signs of an Aggressive Driver – Are You One?
Some of these actions may include the following:
- Excessive Speeding/Racing Other Vehicles
- Constant and Consistent Honking
- Yelling, Cursing, and/or Obscene Hand Gestures
- Cutting Off Other Drivers/Blocking Drivers from Lane Changes
- Failure to Yield
- Failure to Use Turn Signal
What to Do if You Encounter an Aggressive Driver!
If you or someone you love comes into contact with an aggressive driver, the best possible thing to do is alert your local law enforcement.
As much as you may want to say something, or do something to rectify the situation, it’s always best to be the bigger person and allow law enforcement to do their job and stop the situation in its tracks.
In some states, reckless driving is even considered a misdemeanor, and those that are found engaging in the act could potentially face fines and further charges.
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