Fri 24th May | 2013

Road Rage Responsible for Half of All Accidents?

Auto Accidents & News Road Safety BY

If you’ve driven on Florida’s roadways, it’s possible you’ve experienced some form of road rage. It can happen if someone cuts you off, or if you’re running late because of road construction. Maybe you’re simply angry over something that happened before you got in the car. Your tension level rises and before you know it, you’re driving angry. How can you prevent road rage before it affects your driving and makes you an unsafe driver?

What are the leading causes of road rage?

Research from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health revealed the most often-cited cause of road rage is one driver reacting to another driver who is weaving in and out of traffic. Another study reported in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention found that nearly 50 percent of all accidents occur, at least in part, due to road rage.

The personal injury attorneys of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Keen, Prather, Keen and Littky-Rubin handle hundreds of cases a year resulting from road rage accidents.

The following can help you combat symptoms of road rage:

  1. Get the proper amount of sleep, at least six hours per night.
  2. Know your route, and get an early start by 10 or 15 minutes.
  3. Recognize when you start to feel anxious and angry.
  4. Relax once you are behind the wheel.
  5. Know your “calming trigger” that will instantly relax you – a nice memory, some calming music, perhaps.

If you or a loved one is a victim of road rage, experienced personal injury attorneys in Florida can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

When you bring your case to the law firm of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Littky-Rubin & Whitman you get over 100 years of combined experience in a variety of legal fields, including personal injury, vehicle accidents, product defect, medical error, brain injury, and business litigation. We serve clients in and around South Bay, Loxahatchee, Pahokee, and West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County and offer free consultations.