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Aggressive Driving Accidents

Aggressive driving is witnessed and experienced everyday on the roadways, especially during high-traffic, high-pressure times, such as rush hour. When running late for work, or in a rush to get home after a long day, emotions can run high and may present themselves as aggressive driving. 

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Types of Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving can present itself in a variety of ways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” This type of dangerous driving may involve:

  • Speeding

Speeding involves going any amount over the designated speed limit. Excessive speeding may be a sign of aggressive driving, especially during times when traffic is at a halt, or is frequently stopping. 

  • Tailgating

Tailgating involves following the vehicle in front of you too closely. When this occurs, the time that the driver has to react to the car ahead is significantly decreased. This causes unsafe road conditions and allows for preventable accidents to happen. 

  • Running Red Lights

Running red lights instead of stopping appropriately at them can cause major accidents in intersections when other vehicles are crossing through them. 

  • Unnecessary, Erratic Lane Changes

Lane changing is a regular occurrence when driving at any time, however, without proper signalling, and erratically doing so, accidents can happen, especially if blindspots are not checked. 

  • Illegal Passing

Illegal passing involves passing in clearly marked no-pass zones, as well as passing on roadway shoulders, etc. 

Should you be involved in an accident with an aggressive driver, it is essential to get an experienced accident attorney. Contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys today.

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