Everyone gets impatient at times on the road. Maybe you are in a hurry or traffic is moving slower than you would like to travel and impatience in such situations is understandable in our fast-paced society. However, too many drivers allow their impatience to escalate to extremely dangerous aggressive driving behaviors.
Aggressive driving is a serious epidemic in Dallas and throughout the United States and puts the entire community at risk. The Foundation for Traffic Safety1 found that aggressive driving behaviors play a part in causing over 50 percent of fatal traffic crashes. For this reason, anyone who engages in aggressive driving and causes collisions and injuries should be held fully accountable under the law for their actions.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),2 “aggressive driving” occurs when a driver violates one or more traffic safety laws in a manner that endangers other motorists or their property. Some of the more common aggressive driving behaviors can include breaking Traffic Safety Rules made to protect us all from danger:
- Excessive speeding
- Tailgating or following too closely
- Dangerous lane changes to weave through other traffic
- Passing on shoulders or in no-pass zones
- Running stop signs or red lights
- Cutting off other vehicles
Contact a Dallas Auto Collision Attorney for a Free Consultation Today
There is no excuse for allowing impatience to lead to aggressive driving that causes crashes and injuries. At the law firm of Clements & Clements, we help car crash victims in and around the Dallas area hold aggressive drivers fully liable for their unacceptable actions. If you have been the victim of a crash caused by an aggressive driver, we will fight for your rights to recover for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and more. Call today at 214-827-1122 to learn more.