The Dangers of Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving is on the rise.  Individuals are busier and their time is at a premium, but their patience may be in short demand.  Pair that with an increase of cars on U.S. roadways causing traffic congestion and a driver’s frustration and hostility can too quickly mount.  Unfortunately, the result is an increase in aggressive driving episodes which can result in car accidents.

If a driver exhibits any sign of aggression or hostility then it can be classified as aggressive driving.  An aggressive driver often exhibits disregard for the well-being of other drivers.  They are indifferent to rights of other drivers to safely share the road.  Some common signs of aggressive driving include:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Repeated and unwarranted lane changes
  • Running red lights
  • Flashing headlights at another driver for no reason
  • Aggressive or rude gestures
  • Intentionally obstructing or preventing another driver from moving their vehicle
  • Verbally abusing another driver

An aggressive driver poses a significant traffic safety threat on U.S. roadways.  According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there is an increase in the number of traffic fatalities and injuries related to aggressive driving. While many feel drivers are simply ruder than ever before, the NSC looks to the sheer number of drivers on the road as a major contributing factor to the increase in aggressive driving. Americans travel 38% more by car today than they did 30 years ago.  Conversely, U.S. roadways have only grown by one percent.  The result is over populated roads and tense, frustrated drivers which often produces an act of aggression.

The Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates Obtain Maximum Recovery for Victims of Aggressive Drivers

The car accident lawyers at Geoffrey B. Gompers & Associates help accident victims obtain justice when they are injured by aggressive, negligent drivers.  If you have been the victim of an aggressive driving auto accident, call us today at 215-567-6600 for a free consultation or contact us online. Our offices are conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and we respond to calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.