Tips to Avoid Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving is a growing problem across the United States. This type of driving places other motorists at an increased risk for accidents that often result in injury.
A driver can be aggressive by speeding, following too closely behind other vehicles or recklessly maneuvering their vehicle.
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Whatever the reason may be for aggressive driving, it significantly increases the likelihood of a serious accident for Omaha residents.
The Department of Motor Vehicles advises motorists to be aware of common driving behaviors that can result in violent driving, including:
- Failure to use a signal when changing lanes
- Making gestures at other drivers
- Horn use
- Blocking traffic
If you encounter an aggressive driver, your best defense is to move out of the way and avoid eye contact. If you feel threatened, call 911 and report the incident.
According to a AAA Foundation annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, eight out of ten drivers rank aggressive driving as a serious or extremely serious risk that endangers their safety. However, many people still engage in common aggressive driving activities on a daily basis.
The best ways to reduce your own stress and to prevent becoming involved in an aggressive driving situation is to consider your attitude and concentrate on being calm. If traffic causes you stress, it is best to rearrange your schedule to avoid a possible trigger.
The bottom line is that you should not drive when you are angry, upset or tired. By following these tips and remaining aware of your attitude and your surroundings, motorists can easily prevent aggressive driving.
Our auto accident injury lawyers have years of experience representing the injured against reckless and negligent drivers. If you or someone you love has been injured because of an aggressive driver, we can help.