Road rage causes accidents, whether we’re talking about a North Warwickshire car accident or a car accident in an otherwise normally peaceful village; drivers sometimes “lose their rag” at the slightest provocation. Road rage isn’t pretty, and in any given circumstance can be downright dangerous.
Keep your cool if dealing with a road rage driver
It can be triggered by seemingly innocuous situations, but can lead to intimidating behaviour such as a road rage driver driving right up behind somebody, just inches from their back bumper, or accelerating past somebody then cutting directly in front of them and slowing right down. If something like this happens to you, and you find yourself on the wrong end of a road rage driver, do your best to carry on driving as safely as possible and just wait for the other driver’s rage to subside. If you yourself lose your temper, or try to show the other driver the error of his ways, you might only exacerbate the situation and increase the road rage even further.
Road rage is very much a “man thing”
You’ll notice we’re talking in terms of “him”, rather than “her” when we refer to our road rage driver. That’s because it’s very much a male domain thing. It’s something about the male ego and what happens to them when many get behind the wheel. It just gets bigger than ever. Women drivers are much more forgiving and whilst men are more guilty of testosterone fuelled accidents, the main cause of accidents caused by women drivers tends to be down to lack of experience.
Extricate yourself as quickly and quietly as possible
One of the biggest causes of road rage is making a rude gesture. Many of us have done it at one stage in our driving careers; but do it to the wrong person, and you could end up with much more trouble than you bargained for. If you find yourself on the wrong end of a road rage incident, try and extricate yourself as quickly and quietly as possible, by taking the next available exit, even if it’s going somewhere you don’t want to go.
Working with AAH to obtain compensation for a road rage-inspired North Warwickshire car accident injury
If you’ve been involved in a North Warwickshire car accident caused by a “road rager,” and you’ve been injured in the process, then providing you haven’t allowed yourself to become involved in worsening the situation, you could well be entitled to claim compensation for your injury, and AAH will be able to help.
The advantages of working with AAH
With 14 years’ worth of experience in the personal injury claim arena, AAH has dealt with all sorts of accidents and injuries, and has the expertise to help. By working with AAH you will benefit from:
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Date Published: 23rd June 2014