Avoiding road rage – injury lawyers in Sussex
Road rage is a common occurrence on the road, and comes as a result of drivers becoming frustrated with each other, pedestrians and cyclists. When you are driving, you are aware that your life is in your hands, but also the hands of the drivers around you, and that mistakes can lead to accidents. This is why many people, when faced with another driver’s negligence, are quick to get angry and can become violent. Road rage can also lead to accidents and injuries, though, so it is best avoided if you possibly can. Here are some tips on avoiding road rage.
Other people’s road rage
You need to protect yourself on the road from both other people’s road rage and your own. Here are some tips on protecting yourself from other people who may be experiencing road rage:
Be polite and courteous. If you are always polite to other road users and do not let their anger affect you or bring out your angry side, then you are less likely to be the victim of road roage.
Ignore angry drivers. Whether the driver has a specific problem with you or not, it is best to avoid eye contact or getting involved when there is an angry driver on the road. You do not want to add fuel to the fire, just as you don’t want to be drawn into the fight if you are not already involved.
Avoid the situation. Get away from an angry driver at all costs, even if this means going out of your way on your journey.
Your own road rage
You are just as likely to get into an accident if you are dealing with road rage of your own. To avoid becoming angry in the first place:
Have a calm driving environment. Keep music relaxed and the space uncluttered. This will prevent you from becoming stressed out by your environment and should keep you relaxed.
Find a new route. If one particular journey makes you angry every day, then find a different route.
Finding injury lawyers in Sussex for road rage compensation
If you have been the victim of road rage, and it has led to an accident or injury which was the fault of the other driver, then you may be able to claim compensation using injury lawyers in Sussex. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and will be able to put you in touch with dedicated injury lawyers in Sussex who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, and the team will talk you through your accident and help you to work out whether you are entitled to compensation or not. If you are, your injury lawyers in Sussex will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get your compensation claim processed successfully.