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The Dangers of Aggressive Drivers

June 24, 2019|POSTED BY cainfirm

We all know an aggressive driver when we meet one on the road, and the fact is that aggressive drivers are always dangerous drivers. When you get behind the wheel of your car, you take on the enormous responsibility of driving safely. Aggressive drivers, on the other hand, eschew this responsibility and leave everyone with whom they share the roadway less safe. If another driver’s aggression leaves you injured, consult with a knowledgeable Granbury, Texas, car accident lawyer today.


Aggressive Driving: The Telltale Signs


As mentioned, you likely know an aggressive driver when you see one, but there are several dangerous driving techniques that are closely associated with aggressive driving:


  • Speeding – or driving at a speed that is dangerously slow
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to yield
  • Passing illegally
  • Disregarding the rules of the road


Aggressive driving can come in many forms, but if you believe the driver in question is deliberately provoking you or endangering you, your safest option is to remove yourself from the situation as quickly and safely as you can. If you believe it’s warranted, exit the roadway safely and alert the authorities. Your actions could help save a life.


Texas Takes a Stand on Aggressive Driving


The State of Texas takes a stand when it comes to aggressive driving. Drivers who are convicted of moving violations determined to be the result of aggression can be fined up to $200 and can even spend time in jail. Texas also shares important tips for helping to ensure that you don’t become aggressive behind the wheel:  


  • Remain Focused on Your Own Driving  – When you are in the driver’s seat, your primary concern should always be driving safely. Part of this is not taking your frustrations – whether they are driving related or not – out on other drivers.  
  • Schedule Accordingly – Drivers who are in a rush are far more likely to drive aggressively. When you plan your trip ahead of time, you allow yourself the ability to factor in potential delays and can schedule accordingly. By allowing yourself a reasonable amount of time to arrive at your destination, you help eliminate the impulse to let aggression take over.
  • Don’t Provoke Other Drivers – When a rude driver cuts you off or performs another dangerous driving maneuver, it’s easy to let your anger get the best of you. The fact is, however, that rude drivers are more susceptible to provocation. Anything that an aggressive driver interprets as a provocation on your part – whether you intend it to be or not – can dangerously escalate the situation. When you are behind the wheel, always put safety first and steer as far away from aggressive drivers as you possibly can.


If an Aggressive Driver Leaves You Injured, Contact an Experienced Granbury, Texas, Car Accident Lawyer Today


Aggressive drivers make our highways and byways more dangerous for everyone, but the experienced legal team at Cain Firm in Granbury, Texas, is here to help. Our dedicated car accident attorneys have the knowledge, compassion, and determination to help guide your claim toward its best possible resolution. For more information, please contact or call us at (817) 573-4300 today.


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