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Road rage continues to play a role in many car accidents

| Jun 15, 2021 | motor vehicle accidents

There are various scenarios in which drivers in Rhode Island and elsewhere might experience feelings of anger and frustration, and in some cases, such emotions could prompt an unfavorable response. Studies indicate that those who succumb to the effects of road rage may run a greater risk of exhibiting certain aggressive driving behaviors and that such behaviors continue to play a role in many car accidents. Part of mitigating the risks of encountering an angry driver could pertain to understanding the hazards of such behavior and knowing what types of actions might send another driver into a fit of rage. 

Road rage 

It is no secret that exhibiting aggressive driving behaviors can be exceedingly dangerous, and studies indicate that the presence of road rage only increases such risks. Studies also suggest that similar issues play a factor in a significant portion of serious or fatal motor vehicle accidents. As the idea of crossing paths with an angry driver could seem somewhat harrowing, finding ways to mitigate this risk could prove essential to promoting safety. 

According to studies, many of those who exhibit road rage may only do so in response to the actions of nearby drivers. Issues, such as constant use of high beams or unexpected lane changes that cut other drivers off, are just two examples of scenarios that could prompt a furious response. In some cases, it could even take little more than failure to use a turn signal to bring about a similar scenario. 

Serious injuries 

Car accidents involving the presence of road rage can have cataclysmic results. Individuals in Rhode Island who suffer serious or permanent injuries due to similar forms of negligence and wish to seek advice on their available legal avenues could consider retaining the services of an experienced attorney for guidance. An attorney can work with a client in developing a strategy to seek the full amount of compensation deserved through a personal injury claim.