Articles Tagged with aggressive driving

Driving alone at night in Homestead or anywhere in Florida comes with some added dangers. Fatigued driving accidents are more common at night, as are drunk driving accidents. Visibility is poor and more wildlife may be on the roads. Driving alone at night can also make you a possible target for potential criminals.

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Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to stay safer on the roads:

1) Improve visibility: Make sure you take care of your eyes and have the right lens prescription if you wear glasses on contact lenses. If you wear glasses, consider a no-glare coating so you can see well at night. Adjust the interior and dash light to further prevent glare. If you wear contact lenses, avoid driving at night after a full day of wearing contacts, when they may be dried and uncomfortable. Use headlights and high beams, as needed, to allow other drivers to see you.

Road rage incidents in Hollywood in Florida can lead to serious accidents. Often caused by drivers who lose their temper and drive aggressively, these incidents can escalate quickly and can even result in fatalities.

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Drivers in the grip of road rage are distracted and may make aggressive and unadvisable driving choices. They may speed, ignore traffic rules, and in some cases even use their car as a weapon. Almost every driver can lose their temper at some point, but there are a few ways to prevent upset from turning into a dangerous event:

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Road range can stem from virtually anything. Driving itself can be frustrating, especially when heavy traffic or discourteous drivers are a factor. Aggressive driving occurs when a driver is not able to control their emotions and acts out. In the mildest forms, road rage can involve no more than a few curse words and a rude hand gesture. In serious incidents, though, people have resorted weapons and drivers have been killed in these incidents. Road rage can also be a distraction which can lead to car crashes in Hollywood and other communities.

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We all have a responsibility to avoid road rage incidents. While we cannot control the emotions of others, there are several things we can do to make the roads safer for everyone:

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Aggressive driving is a serious risk on Hollywood and South Florida roads. Aggressive drivers may take risks, may speed and may engage in dangerous and reckless driving. Each year, instances of road rage and aggression lead to serious injuries and fatalities.

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While you cannot control how other people deal with the frustrations of driving, there are many ways you can prevent road rage accidents yourself:

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Aggressive driving can occur at any time and can involve virtually any motorist. When it does occur, road rage and aggressive driving can lead to loss of emotional control, poor decision-making, and erratic driving which can contribute to a car accident in Homestead or any community.

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Studies show men are more likely than women to become victims of aggressive driving. Other risk factors include sleep disorders, stress, and poor anger management. No matter what the causes, car accidents caused by aggressive driving are always preventable and all motorists can take steps to control their emotions and to stay safe on the roads.

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There may be more than we think. According to the AAA, 80% of drivers polled across the country have admitted to driving angry or to road rage or have admitted to aggression while driving within the past twelve months.

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Aggressive driving and road rage can include:

  • Cutting off or blocking other motorists
  • Shouting at drivers
  • Making obscene gestures
  • Tailgating
  • Excessive horn honking
  • Speeding due to anger

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Young drivers taking drivers classes are frequently told that driving is a privilege and the dangers of cars are carefully explained. Many young drivers are safe and responsible behind the wheel of a car, but some choose to speed, which can result in deadly single vehicle accidents in Hollywood and other Florida communities.

Single-vehicle accidents that claim the lives of young drivers are devastating for entire communities. A few days ago, two teens were killed in Lakewood Ranch when they lost control of their vehicle. The vehicle struck a tree with such force that car split in two and was tossed across two lanes. The entire community is in mourning over these lives lost too soon.

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Aggressive driving is a major threat on Hollywood and Florida roads. Drivers who are upset or angry are more likely to take risks and more likely to speed because they are too angry to drive calm and safely. Angry drivers are also distracted drivers – they are so focused on whatever has made them upset that they often don’t notice pedestrians and other cars around them. These types of drivers are likely to suffer from road rage and may cause car accidents due to their reckless driving.

There many reasons why aggressive driving happens. Someone may become upset and jump into their car in order to get away from an angering situation. In some cases, people simply have anger management issues that can translate to angry driving on the roads. All of us are subject to aggressive driving if we become upset and fail to calm down before getting behind the wheel.

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Road rage incidents and aggressive driving can lead to car accidents on Hialeah and Florida roads. What is really frustrating for those who have been injured in these types of accidents is that road rage is often quite preventable. Someone who is angry behind the wheel is operating a potentially deadly piece of heavy equipment when they are not qualified to do so.

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We all have moments when we are angry or upset. There are still things we can do to prevent road rage and aggressive driving:

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