Road rage is a big problem on the UK’s roads – in fact on roads anywhere in the world. That rising sense of anger you feel when another driver cuts you off or tailgates you could lead to you driving aggressively and even causing a collision. Accident Advice Helpline recently conducted a survey to see how road rage affects how people drive. The results are in – and we think you’ll find them pretty interesting, to say the least.
What effect does road rage have on your driving?
With almost 44% of people surveyed saying they had experienced road rage at least once, just what effect does it have on our driving? The most common behaviour people with road rage exhibit is using their car horn, with almost 56% of those surveyed confessing to this behaviour. Swearing came a close second at just over 40%, with 15.4% of people confessing to tailgating when suffering from road rage.
It’s clear that road rage affects how people drive, and the result could be an increase in the number of road traffic accidents, with just over 12% of those who responded admitting their road rage had led to a collision in the past. You could be injured in a road rage accident even if you’re a safe driver, as the other driver could be at fault. If this has happened to you and you’ve sustained serious or even minor injuries, you might be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Should you claim compensation for road rage accidents?
So road rage affects how people drive, but who is really to blame for your accident? Well, if another driver has pulled out aggressively after becoming angry with another driver, they could rear-end your vehicle, leading to injuries such as whiplash, cuts, bruises or even broken bones. In situations like this, you could make a personal injury claim on a 100% no win, no fee* basis with Accident Advice Helpline. Even if you’re not sure if you’re eligible to make a claim, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 today for more information and to find out. You could even take the 30-second test on our website right now, to see how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Road rage isn’t an excuse or a valid reason for an accident, and so if somebody else is to blame for your injuries, you’re entitled to pursue a personal injury claim. We have over 15 years’ experience helping members of the public claim compensation for injuries ranging from whiplash to broken bones, and we could help you too.
Date Published: May 3, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton