Road rage can have dire consequences and can even end in death, so motorists need to keep their tempers in check.

Road rage can have dire consequences and can even end in death, so motorists need to keep their tempers in check.


Jackson, MS- Aggressive drivers are everywhere and sometimes that aggression leads to an incident of road rage. It’s so easy for drivers to lose their cool on the road and lash out at other motorists. In the worst cases, enraged motorists take actions that put other motorists in danger and has the potential to cause a deadly crash. So, how common are road rage incidents? And, are aggressive drivers becoming a major hazard on Mississippi’s roads?
Aggressive driving and road rage are not one in the same, but aggressive drivers sometimes direct their frustration at other motorists and take things that happen on the road personally. Road rage is on the rise according to a past study from the American Automobile Association (AAA). They found that between 1990 and 1996, road rage incidents throughout the U.S. increased by 7 percent. In a separate study, AAA found that aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, and illegal passing play a role in close to 56 percent of fatal accidents.
Tailgating is one of the many behaviors that lead to incidents of road rage.

Tailgating is one of the many behaviors that lead to incidents of road rage.


For the road rage study, AAA examined data from 10,000 incidents over the study period and found that that 218 people were killed and over 12,000 people were injured. They as the drivers who caused these incidents, what they were so angry and many had trivial reasons for their action, certainly not injuries that would justify a person’s death. Some road rage drivers said they became angry because they were cut off or they said the other driver was tailgating, or they were flipped off.
If you want to keep from being in a road rage accident, don’t engage with aggressive drivers, and avoid the following practices:
Cutting the motorist off
Following too closely
Driving too slow in the left lane
Or, using hand gestures.
If you end up crossing paths with an angry, enraged driver, AAA says you should do your best to ignore them and keep going where you’re going. Don’t engage and give them plenty of room. Try to get away from if you can and don’t make eye contact. Just ignore them as much as possible and things will probably de-escalate.
If you are in a road rage accident contact the Law Offices of Bullock & Wood, PLLC and set up a consultation.

If you are in a road rage accident contact the Law Offices of Bullock & Wood, PLLC and set up a consultation.


If you are involved in a road rage accident, contact an accident attorney in Jackson, Mississippi to see what you need to do next. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries and mental anguish, but you need to get legal advice to ensure you get the full amp
USAttorneys recommends you contact the Law Offices of Bullock & Wood, PLLC if you live in Jackson, Mississippi and need help with an accident claim. You can set up a consultation with personal injury attorney Randolph C. Wood and learn about the legal recourses you have to recover compensation. Given the facts of your case, he will help you decide on the best way to resolve your claim. You can contact their office at (601)709-3584.
 

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