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Possible dangers of aggressive driving behavior

| Feb 17, 2021 | motor vehicle accidents

While many individuals in Rhode Island and elsewhere may feel it vital to take a defensive approach to driving, others might not always do the same. Aggressive driving behaviors continue to prove a major concern in many areas, and those who encounter such negligence might not always know how best to steer clear of danger. Being able to spot an aggressive driver in advance could prove integral to reducing the odds of a hazardous motor vehicle accident.

Studies suggest that aggressive driving behaviors can come in various forms, each of which could reduce one’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Some common forms of aggressive driving could include:

  • Excessive speeding: Operating a vehicle at excessive speeds or failing to adjust speed to match road and weather conditions are examples of types of aggressive behavior.
  • Frequent lane swaps: Drivers who constantly shift in and out of lanes of traffic while showing little to no regard for the presence of other vehicles may also run a greater risk of causing a collision to occur.
  • Disregard for traffic laws: Those who disregard traffic laws by running through red lights or stop signs may also pose a significant threat to others nearby.
  • Road rage: Road rage is another common example of aggressive driving behavior and those who exhibit such behavior could place everyone nearby at risk in the process.

While knowing what types of actions and behaviors to watch out for could be beneficial, being prepared to respond to the actions of an aggressive driver can also be somewhat challenging at times.

A motor vehicle accident involving an aggressive driver could pose a significant threat to the safety and lives of everyone involved. Those who suffer serious harm or sudden loss due to such negligence and wish to know more about their available options for legal recourse could benefit from consulting with legal counsel for advice. In doing so, a person in Rhode Island could gain much needed advice on how best to prepare to pursue the compensation entitled through the appropriate outlets.