There is always the potential to encounter an aggressive driver on the roads. Aggressive driving can be any number of things. For example someone might be speeding instead of driving at a safe speed. They might tailgate you and try to intimidate you into letting them past or into going faster yourself. Another example would be if someone changed lanes frequently with no indication of where they were going or when.
Most actions by aggressive drivers can result in other drivers needing to take evasive action in some way. This can in turn lead to that driver having an accident that is caused by the other driver, even if they have since sped off up the road, oblivious to the upset they have caused behind them.
If you are in an accident with an aggressive driver it is a good idea to get as much evidence as you can of what happened. Eyewitnesses can help provide this evidence so a better picture of what occurred can be established. Do not confront the driver if they are still on the scene as this may make things worse. Remember they will have a different point of view to you.
How dangerous is aggressive driving?
An accident with an aggressive driver can lead to injuries both minor and serious, depending on the nature of the accident. Often an aggressive driver will be faced with lots of traffic and do everything they can to try and get through it quickly. Their actions will cause other people to react so it can have a knock-on effect as well. In short, these drivers can cause all kinds of accidents even if they themselves are not directly involved. They may leave an accident behind them through their triggering actions.
AAH is here to help those who have been in this situation
If this includes you, you’ll be pleased to know you can speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline now – whatever time of the day or night it is. Our 24/7 enquiry line is free and always open. Alternatively why not try our 30-second online test to see if compensation could be warranted in your case? This is the first step to determining whether you can put in a no win, no fee* claim. Don’t wonder whether you might have been able to succeed in court; find out the answers today.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown