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Can road rage be a factor in car accidents?

Spring weather is a welcome respite from the doldrums and dangers that come with winter driving. This means that more people will be on the road, including motorcycle riders and new drivers. With greater volumes on the road, the threat of traffic jams increases as well. This can also lead to frustrations that can boil over into road rage.

Indeed, we know that giving into road rage is not the proper response to frustrations caused by other drivers. Nevertheless, you would be surprised with many excuses that drivers give for engaging in deplorable behavior. This post will highlight a few of the top excuses given for condoning road rage. 

He (or she) was driving too slow – Frustrations over being stuck behind a slow driver can boil over.

The other driver cut me off – Being cut off in traffic is the epitome of disrespect, so it is common to become upset.

The other driver kept tailgating me – Similarly, being followed too closely by an impatient driver can be just as frustrating as a driver going too slow.

He (or she) was playing their music so loud – It is annoying to be subjected to a concert of music you hate when you come to a stoplight.

No one disrespects me – The foregoing examples can lead to drivers lashing out because they feel as if they are being challenged unnecessarily.

Regardless of the origin, road rage can lead to injuries. In these instances, offending drivers must be held accountable. If you have been injured as a result of an accident caused by road rage, an experienced personal injury attorney can help. 

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