Can You Handle the Truth About Aggressive Driving in California?

Can You Handle the Truth About Aggressive Driving in California?

Most people will experience at least a mild version of road rage at some point in their lives. They might have had a frustrating day, and then it seems as though every driver around them is making mistakes, driving too slow, etc. A little bit of road rage might sound like not much of a problem, but the truth is that it can have catastrophic consequences.

Two Out of Three Fatal Car Accidents Involve Aggressive Driving

According to studies, about 66% of fatal car accidents involve aggressive driving. That is about two out of three of every fatal car accident. This is a clear sign that aggressive driving is much more serious than many people take it to be.

More Than One in Three Aggressive Driving Incidents Involve Firearms

Another reason that aggressive driving can be so dangerous is that 37% of those who are involved in aggressive driving accidents had a firearm, according to a survey done by SafeMotorist in 2019. This can turn an aggravated driver into a killer.

Men Are More Likely to Drive Aggressively

The same survey from SafeMotorist found that men are more likely to be involved in aggressive driving compared to women. Additionally, people between the ages of 19 and 39 were significantly more likely to be involved in aggressive driving. This means that males between the age of 19 and 39 are the most common aggressive drivers.

Most People Who Are the Victims of Aggressive Driving Will Return the Gestures

Aggressive drivers do more than just cause accidents – they can cause others to drive aggressively too. A study found that just over half of drivers who experience aggressive driving behavior from someone else will respond with their own aggressive behavior. This includes things like honking, making rude gestures, or tailgating.

Some People Regularly Drive Aggressively

About one out of every 50 drivers admits that, at some point in their driving lives, they have tried to run an aggressive driver off the road. Nearly 1% admit that they regularly block other vehicles from changing lanes, 0.3% admit that they purposely cut off other vehicles regularly, and 0.1% admit that they frequently bump or ram other vehicles on purpose.

Have You Been the Victim of Aggressive Driving?

If you have been on the receiving end of aggressive driving and have been injured as a result, then it is worth talking to a personal injury attorney to find out what your options are. You can contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas now at 909-982-0707. We will begin with a free legal consultation so that you know what your options are.

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