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How dangerous is road rage?

Clogged freeways, busy intersections and areas that are under construction can all lead to frustrated drivers, but when frustration gives way to aggressive behavior, the consequences are often disastrous and sometimes even deadly. The American Automobile Association notes that around 80 percent of drivers experience road rage, and some of these incidents can lead to serious car accidents.

Understanding the dangers of this act and how it could lead to injury may help you realize how your own actions behind the wheel might affect the safety of those around you.

Road rage and car wrecks 

Aggressive driving may cause more than an angry exchange of words or hand gestures at a red light. Some actions may inadvertently result in an accident, including:

  • Tailgating
  • Cutting off another vehicle
  • Speeding to catch up to another driver

Tailgating is often a major cause of injury as well, as you and your passengers can suffer serious back and neck injuries during a rear-end collision.

Intentional damage 

Some drivers become so angry over a perceived driving offense that they may intentionally bump or hit your car. If this happens, you may want to pull over immediately and call the authorities for assistance. Drivers who reach this level of aggression may try to draw you from your vehicle, but it wise to remain there instead of engaging in confrontation. Escalating the issue with arguments may only lead to further violence or injury.

Road rage incidents are common in almost every state in the country and can lead to serious injuries or even death. While heavy traffic and congested roadways may make you feel frustrated, remaining courteous and calm can help you avoid the dangers of aggressive driving.



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