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How to Deal with an Aggressive Driver


Unfortunately, even the safest drivers are not invincible against the dangers of the road. Displays of aggression from other drivers can be quite frightening and often directly result in an accident or injury. Road rage and aggressive driving are extremely dangerous, especially in heavily congested traffic areas, as they put everyone’s lives at risk for a fatal crash. This behavior can take many forms, such as failure to signal, disregarding traffic signs, following too closely, failure to yield, excessively honking, and driving erratically.

Although they pose a serious risk, you should not feel bulled by an aggressive driver the next time you encounter one on the road. Diffusing the situation may appear challenging, especially if you feel wronged by this individual, but it can be quite simple.

The next time you find yourself in the vicinity of an aggressive driver, consider these tips to protect yourself:

  • Stay calm and focused. Navigate carefully so you do not get distracted by their antics.
  • Avoid eye contact as this may instigate additional conflict with someone who is already out-of-control.
  • Maintain a safe distance. If you can, just get out of their way and let them drive off.
  • Do not agitate them further by refusing to let them pass or switch lanes.
  • Do not honk, yell, or use rude gestures.

Remember, there is nothing more important than getting home safely. Whatever grudge this individual seems to have against you is not worth fighting for. Don’t take it personally.

Injured by an Aggressive Driver? Contact Our Qualified Personal Injury Lawyers Today

No matter how many precautions you take, you may still find yourself injured in an accident due to the negligence or misconduct of an aggressive driver. If this happens, you must ensure you enlist the services of a legal team with the experience and skill to fight for your rights, such as ours at Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP. We provide invaluable advice and comprehensive guidance for those in need of representation they can trust.

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