Tips for Avoiding Road Rage Incidents

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Road rage is no laughing matter. Aggressive drivers have always been around, but it seems as though these types of incidents have been increasing in number in recent years. Take a recent example in San Diego, where it appears, at least from dash camera footage, that one driver purposefully caused a severe accident with another driver. It can be startlingly easy to get involved in these types of incidents as well, even if you are normally a calm person. You need to make sure that you are doing everything possible to avoid these types of incidents, as they can turn quite deadly. In addition to accidents, some road rage cases have turned into shootings. Here are some tips to keep safe.

First, make sure that you do not engage any other drivers, even if they have done something that makes you angry. Simply do your best to try to avoid them. This is true whether they’ve done something to make you angry or you did something to upset them. Your best bet is to ignore him or her. Avoid eye contact and try to put distance between you and the other vehicle. This could mean slowing down or even turning off the road and going into a parking lot. If you do turn off the road make sure that you go to an area with plenty of other people and make sure the other vehicle did not follow you. Never confront the other driver.

To avoid these types of incidents in the first place, make sure you are a good driver. Pay attention to the road and to what is happening around you. Check to see that you are not cutting off other vehicles.

Still, sometimes drivers with too much rage could cause an accident with you. If that happens, it is very important that you contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible to help you with your case.