Can the way you drive affect your children’s driving behaviour? That’s certainly what motorists in the North-East of Scotland are concerned about, with a recent poll revealing 80% of drivers thought that road rage behind the wheel was the worst driving trait to display when driving with children under 12 in the car.
The poll, conducted by YouGov, was launched to coincide with the Kids in the Car campaign, a joint safety initiative between Road Safety Scotland and the Scottish Government. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the influence that road rage and aggressive driving can have on children’s driving behaviour in future. Mairi Blair, Road Safety Scotland’s assistant director, commented, “The positive examples we constantly aim to set for our children can be forgotten when we’re driving. Most people think they’re good drivers, but in a rushed or more stressful situation, on the school run for example, these pressures can sometimes mean people act in ways they normally wouldn’t.”
Drawing on road safety research that demonstrates the extent to which parental behaviour can influence children’s prospects for the future, the campaign will include social media, cinema, radio and TV advertising, as well as an eight-week roadshow that will visit 30 locations across Scotland until August 20th.
Have you been affected by road rage?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident that was caused by road rage you may be wondering if you’re eligible to claim compensation. Whilst there’s not a lot you can do if your anger caused you to drive carelessly and you were responsible for the accident, if another driver’s road rage led to the crash, you could claim. It’s important to establish the facts, so contacting a personal injury lawyer can help you work out who is at fault – they can then gather evidence in support of your claim and help you to get the compensation you deserve. Remember, there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been assisting people with claims for road traffic accident compensation since 2000. We like to think we’re good at what we do: working to get our customers the compensation they deserve. Because all our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, there are no expensive upfront legal fees to pay and you can call us day or night for advice – we’re open 24/7 and it’s always free to call. If road rage has left you injured, don’t sit back and suffer in silence; take action today and get in touch with us.