Traffic can make anyone impatient, especially if you are running late for work or taking your kids to school. The same goes with slow drivers in the left lane, people who hesitate too much when making left-hand turns, and more. There is no doubt that driving can be frustrating, but some drivers allow this frustration to escalate into dangerous aggression on the roads. If an aggressive driver crashed into your car, you should discuss your injuries with a car accident lawyer in Clearwater as soon as possible.
Aggressive Driving Behaviors
“Aggressive driving” is indicated by one or more dangerous driving behaviors that put other motorists at the risk of harm. Some of these behaviors include the following:
- Excessive speeding
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failing to yield when appropriate
- Weaving in and out of traffic lanes
All of these behaviors can lead to collisions and injuries to others. Aggressive drivers can also engage in other behaviors that can distract other drivers, including:
- Excessive honking
- Unnecessary flashing of lights
- Yelling out the window
- Making obscene gestures
In some situations, aggressive driving may escalate even further to road rage. Road rage can include issues threats to other drivers, trying to intimidate other drivers, displaying weapons, intentionally colliding with other vehicles, or even following drivers off the road to continue the altercation.
Often, police may arrest aggressive or road raging drivers after an accident. Accident victims should take steps to hold aggressive drivers responsible for their actions.
Find Out How Our Car Accident Lawyer in Clearwater Can Help
Victims of aggressive driving accidents should receive full compensation for their losses from dangerous drivers, and the Andreopoulos Law Firm can help. Call 727.939.0000 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a Clearwater car accident attorney today.