Posted on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 at 12:15 pm    

Even the most cautious, levelheaded drivers can be unsure of what to do when another motorist displays outward signs of road rage. Angry motorists tend to drive faster, more recklessly, and more aggressively, and defensive driving techniques can only take one so far.

Unfortunately, the problem isn’t going away anytime soon. Although most road rage incidences go uncounted, the trend isn’t slowing. One study even found that more than 80% of all drivers on the road expressed annoyance or anger while driving at some point over the course of one month.

The Tiemann Law Firm is always pleased to provide guidance regarding such matters, and that’s what this blog is all about. Our elite attorneys are always prepared to offer counsel and assistance, but we want to ensure that you don’t get hurt in the first place whenever we can. We hope that the tips below can help with that.

What Are the Signs of Road Rage?

  • Obstructing cars that are trying to switch lanes.
  • Forcing another vehicle off of the road.
  • Tailgating or failing to leave a proper amount of following distance.
  • Cutting ahead of another vehicle at high speed.
  • Making rude or inappropriate hand gestures.
  • Chasing after other vehicles while speeding.

When you notice other motorists engaging in these behaviors, exercise caution. Consider giving them more space; they could create a dangerous multi-car accident.

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What to Do If You’re Affected

If a road raging motorist causes an accident and you are involved, there are some clear steps that you should take:

  1. Find medical assistance promptly, even if you do not believe that you have been hurt.
  2. In the event that the other driver is acting aggressively and you are worried about their behavior, do not leave your vehicle and lock the doors.
  3. When dealing with an aggressive motorist in this situation, contact the police and wait in your care until they get there.
  4. Ask the police for assistance in acquiring the other driver’s information, such as insurance details. If you wish to file a complaint, do so as soon as possible in the presence of the officers who arrive on the scene.

We know how frightening road rage accidents can be, and we want to help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserveContact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free (800) 712-2000.

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