For many when driving down the street and come across an aggressive driver, their instinct is to react back with aggression. It is important if you have these urges to remember that the results can be serious. In fact, aggressive driving accidents can be deadly. Keep reading to find out how you can stay safer around aggressive drivers. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
You Need to Be the One Who Remains Calm
You cannot prevent the other driver from being aggressive but you can choose to actively not be part of the problem. Stay calm yourself and it will be easier to respond that way when another driver makes a poor decision. Staying calm requires that you make sure you always leave plenty of time to get to your destination, that you drive at a safe speed, and that you work to keep your drive as stress-free as possible.
Keep Your Distance from the Aggressive Driver
It is very easy to see aggressive drivers from far away: They generally are speeding, switching lanes quickly, and tailgating. If you see this, then it is best to steer clear of them. If you are nowhere near them, then it will be nearly impossible for them to affect your commute. Of course, if they are in a car accident ahead of you, you may be impacted but you will be safe.
Create Your Own Passing Lane
One way you can end up feeling trapped by an aggressive driver is if they tailgate you. This can happen in many ways, but especially if the aggressive driver feels someone is driving too slowly. If you find that this is happening to you, let the driver pass. If necessary, create a way for them to do so by pulling over safely to the side of the road. If you cannot do so right away, put on your blinker to indicate that you will be moving as soon as possible.
Never Get Involved with Aggressive Drivers
No matter what they do, it is never worth getting involved with an aggressive driver. Do not make eye contact. Do not try to speed around them. Simply ignore them, get away from them, and get home safely without allowing them to affect your day – or potentially the rest of your life.
Call for Help if Necessary
If a driver is very aggressive and unsafe, then it is appropriate to contact the police and report it. You can do so by calling 9-1-1 and letting the dispatcher know what is happening. If you are injured by another driver being unsafe, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.