As New Haven auto accident attorneys, we see injuries of every variety every day. Accidents occur for many reasons, including aggressive driving and road rage. What is the difference?
According to AAA, aggressive driving is when a driver tailgates, drives too fast, and does not follow traffic laws. Road rage is when a driver uses a vehicle or another weapon to threaten or harm another in response to a traffic incident. It is an emotional response typically spurred on by aggressive driving.
As a motorist, there are a few things you can do to prevent road rage, and possibly a New Haven auto accident.
- Avoid conflict.
- Do not take the right of way. The right of way is given.
- Turn off high-beams when you come upon an on-coming vehicle.
- Do not drive behind a car with your high-beams on.
- Be as polite on the road as you would be at a party. You can control your response to road rage.
If you find yourself in a situation with an aggressive driver, you can protect yourself. Our team of experienced New Haven auto attorneys is ready to help you protect your rights.