February 28, 2017 | Car Accidents
Millions of car accidents happen each year in the United States and a primary cause of these crashes is offensive or aggressive driving. While you cannot control the actions of other drivers, one important step you can take to help increase your safety on the road is to avoid becoming an offensive driver yourself.
In this day and age, most of us have busy schedules and are used to multitasking and hurrying to get everything accomplished and get to all of our obligations on time. Traffic and other drivers who may be in our way can be frustrating and it is all too easy to become impatient and irritable on the road. However, when you begin to take your impatience out on other motorists, you become a huge risk. To avoid becoming offensive on the road, consider the following steps.
There are certain situations on the road that can particularly incite feelings of frustration that may lead to aggressive driving. By recognizing these situations in advance and having ways to cope when they occur, you can reduce your risk of accidents and injuries. Some stressful situations can include:
When any of these situations occur, it is all too easy to respond in kind with an angry action on the road, gesture, or honk of the horn. However, this creates a situation that is even more dangerous as a confrontation can ensue on the road.
If you encounter an aggressive driver, it is critical to set your pride aside and keep your cool to prevent an accident whenever possible. In addition, try to do the following whenever possible:
Contact an Experienced Indianapolis Car Accident Lawyer for Help
At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have successfully helped many aggressive driving accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses. To make sure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled, it is important to have an experienced lawyer handling your case. Attorney Merry Fountain can help you today by meeting in her office or by meeting in your home. Call Merry Fountain anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation.