Our city of New Haven is a hub to some of Connecticut’s busiest highways (Interstates 91, 95, and Route 15). There is no doubt there are some aggressive drivers out on the roads. Aggressive driving comes in many forms including honking, hand gestures, and tailgating. These situations can spiral out of control quickly, so in order to keep yourself and your passengers safe by avoiding a New Haven auto accident, there are some things you can do to defuse the situation.
- Pull over. If an aggressive driver is tailgating you, put your directional signal on and move over to let them pass.
- Avoid hand gestures. While you may have not been the one who started it, it is best to keep your gestures to yourself and keep your focus and attention on the road.
- Stay in your vehicle. If the situation escalates to the other driver getting out of their vehicle, stay in yours.
- If you do not have anything nice to say…do not say anything at all. Even if the aggressive driver is verbally elevating the situation, it is best to keep your comments to yourself.
- Call 911. If you are fearful that you might get injured, call the police.
Aggressive driving is very serious and can result in serious injuries. Both teen and adult drivers should take caution when dealing with these types of drivers. If you or a loved one is ever in a car accident, call a New Haven auto accident attorney. Our experienced team of attorneys can help you protect your interests.