Road rage continues to be a serious concern on roadways in Texas and other states. Road rage doesn’t always lead to an accident, when an accident does happen, those involved can suffer injuries. While not all accidents can be avoided, drivers may avoid some crashes related to road rage if they know the signs to look for and how to react when involved in a road rage incident.
Reacting to road rage
It can be frustrating to be obeying traffic laws and driving in a safe manner only to encounter a driver who is doing the opposite. Drivers who exhibit signs of road rage often drive erratically. This may mean speeding up or slowing down when it’s not necessary. Road rage can also involve tailgating, weaving in and out of lanes, or braking suddenly without reason.
Drivers who encounter aggressive drivers on the road should try to avoid them when possible. It’s important to not engage with aggressive drivers to prevent from escalating the situation further. If one feels that the aggressive driver is a danger to others on the road, one can safely exit the road and call the police when it’s safe to do so.
After an accident
Any time someone is involved in an accident because of another driver’s negligence, they can seek compensation to cover their damages. A civil lawsuit against the driver at fault can provide funds to pay for injury related expenses like physical therapy, loss of work, and medical bills. Injured victims can consult an attorney to better understand how to proceed forward.