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What do you do when driving around road ragers?

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2023 | Auto Accidents

Road rage happens for many reasons, but it’s often the result of pent-up emotions and a response to anger, impatience and frustration. Road rage can be extremely dangerous to everyone: the driver, passengers and other people on the road. You’ve likely been close to road rage yourself once or twice, however, you’ve kept a level head.

Yet, try as you might, you’re very unlikely to get a road rager to calm down. As such, you likely need to take the right precautions to protect yourself and your passengers from an accident. The following are a few tips and tricks you can try:

Move to another lane

More often than not, a road rager just wants to move forward in traffic, likely as fast as they can. If it’s possible, you should try moving to another lane and let the driver pass you. The road rager is very likely to keep driving forward and you won’t see them again.

Don’t fight the driver

It’s easy to get frustrated and mad as a result of another driver’s temperament. They may be honking their horns, shouting at you and possibly even tailgating you, but the best thing that may help you is to not match their aggression levels. Getting mad at a road rager may only increase your chances of getting into a car accident.

Find someplace safe

Some road ragers are relentless. They may tailgate you or brake check, but, ultimately, that’s not something you should have to endure. Instead, if there’s a possible turn-off or place you can stop, then it may be in your best interest to do so. Like above, as the road rager sees you drive away, they’ve very likely to pass you by.

However, some aggressive drivers are determined to bother other drivers. When they do so, they are very likely to cause an accident. The best thing you can do as a result is to understand your legal rights after a collision.  



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