With the return of In-Person work comes more and more drivers returning to their daily commute for the first time in over two years. Crowded roads, along with other factors, have been leading to a shocking increase in road rage incidents throughout the country. Particularly in driver-centric metropolitan areas like Houston, Texas where a commute to work is most commonly in a car rather than public transportation.
Avoiding road rage incidents and staying safe on the roads is more important than ever. Driving maneuvers such as cutting a person off, or lane changing too abruptly can start an incident, so staying vigilant and practicing defensive driving can prevent incidents from exploding. Proper use of the turn signal, yielding to the driver in the lane in which you are merging, and not always being the first one to merge can help you avoid causing a road rage incident.
More importantly, avoiding the road area when you see a road rage incident occurring is crucial. When a driver or multiple drivers are driving erratically or making overtly offensive driving maneuvers it is always best to distance your vehicle from theirs as much as possible. This will ensure you avoid any impending car wrecks which may occur as a result of negligent driving. This will also ensure you are not caught in between two vehicles that may have hostile intentions towards each other. The risk of a car accident and serious injury is always heightened when offensive drivers are nearby.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident because of road rage, or the negligent driving of another driver, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner at 713-222-7211 or toll-free at 1-800-594-4884.