How to Avoid Aggressive Driving
Personal injury attorney provides tips to help you avoid driving aggressively and aggressive drivers
Everyone has been on the road with aggressive drivers. Whether you are dealing with road rage or just impatience, drivers go faster than they should and make dangerous maneuvers to try to get from point A to point B faster than you. Unfortunately, this leads to accidents every day. Learn to avoid aggressive driving yourself, and to protect yourself from others who drive badly.
Why Drivers Get Aggressive
People always have a reason. Sometimes you leave late for work or appointments, and try to make up the time by pushing through faster. Other times people are angry or frustrated by whatever is happening in their personal lives. Finally, some people just take out their own aggressive nature on the road, getting a thrill out of pushing the boundaries of safe driving.
Pitfalls to Avoid
Do not let this be you. Aggressive driving endangers you and others around you. Start by leaving with extra time to get wherever you are going. If you plan to get there early, you have room to adjust to slow traffic along the way. It also makes you less apt to cut someone off to save time, or get angry at the slowdowns you may experience.
Besides time, you need to give yourself space. Following someone too closely or swerving in front of another driver creates problems for everyone. Keep at least three seconds of space between yourself and the car in front of you. This gives you time to react and keeps you from causing a preventable accident.
It’s Not All About You
Of course, you can only control the way you drive. Slow down and give yourself room to move, but even when you do, someone else’s aggressive driving can cause an accident. If an overly aggressive driver causes an accident that you can’t avoid, you can seek damages for your car and your personal injuries. Contact Eisenberg Law Offices online or at (608) 256-8356 to protect your legal rights.