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Road Ragers: almost every driver in Ohio has seen one at some point or another. They drive erratically and aggressively, and they sometimes even attempt to incite direct confrontations with other motorists. Road rage is a serious issue in America with dire consequences. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that fatal road rage accidents have increased from 80 deaths in 2006 to 467 in 2015.
Stress levels are increasing throughout Ohio and the country every year, and that means more and more drivers are prone to road rage. Although it’s not as commonly reported as other safety epidemics like drunk and distracted driving, road rage is a significant problem that can result in serious injuries and even deaths. To reduce your risk of being involved in a road rage accident requires understanding both sides of the problem.
It’s important to be able to spot people experiencing road rage and deal with the situation as quickly and calmly as possible. The next time you’re driving and spot an erratic driver, keep an eye out for the following behaviors, as they could be indicative of road rage:
Feeling impatience, frustration, and even anger are common reactions to many driving stressors, including traffic jams and inconsiderate drivers who cause you to run late. But letting your emotions get the best of you can significantly increase your chances of being involved in a crash. Stay cool, calm, and collected behind the wheel this year by following these tips:
At Nurenberg Paris, we don’t let negligent drivers off the hook when their carelessness causes innocent people to suffer serious injuries and rack up expensive medical bills. The same is true for drivers who let their emotions get the best of them and recklessly endanger and injure others due to road rage.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a road rage accident, you deserve maximum compensation for your crash-related expenses. Trust our experienced legal team to collect evidence that proves the other driver’s negligence, calculate your total accident-related damages, and work hard to get you the money you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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