Our state of mind when we drive is an important element in staying safe on the road. Drivers who are aggressive and lose their temper pose a real threat and do cause injuries and fatalities each year. While it’s normal to get frustrated if someone cuts you off, aggressive driving is defined by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA as a situation where “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses to endanger other persons or property.”
Most car collisions in Miami are complex and frightening, especially if you have been seriously injured. These crashes can become more frightening and more complex if a criminal element is involved. There are several ways criminal activity could lead to a collision and serious injuries:
The news over the past few years has been filled with stories from across the country of people who intentionally have driven into groups of people or who have intentionally hit others with their car. Most recently, such an event took place at a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin and tragically some victims of the attack are still losing their lives due to their injuries.
When we think of car crashes, we usually think of “accidents,” where someone was reckless but did not truly consider harming anyone. Collisions where someone drives into pedestrians on purpose are frightening and cause severe trauma.
Car crashes in Aventura can happen for any number of reasons, but a common cause is road rage. Road rage incidents can happen in any community, and when they do occur they can be quite dangerous.
Road rage occurs when a driver loses their temper while driving. In some cases, they may leave their vehicle to confront or even assault other drivers. In other cases, they may drive aggressively and cause a collision or may even use their vehicle as a weapon, to hit others on the road.
Most of us consider car collisions in Homestead and across Florida to be caused by driver error, mechanical failure, and other issues. While it is certainly true these are major contributors to and causes of traffic accidents, studies have also shown that our moods can have a significant impact on our risk of car accidents.
A bad mood, for example, can lead to road rage. Uncontrollable anger can lead to speeding, aggressive driving, weaving in and out of lanes, and other dangerous behaviors which can lead to a collision, especially if you’re driving on busy city streets. In addition, road rage can lead to confrontations with other drivers, which can lead to collisions.
Many car crashes in Hollywood are due to human error and are caused by issues such as distracted driving, fatigue, and other issues. While there are liable parties, these crashes are not caused intentionally but rather by reckless or negligent behavior.
However, in recent days with protests we have seen on-purpose crashes involving drivers who have purposely driven into a crowd in order to hurt people. Unfortunately, on purpose car accidents are not as rare as they should be. In some cases, drivers cause collisions not through negligence but through wrongful, deliberate acts.
Traffic congestion happens in Miami, Hollywood, and across South Florida. Older roads, heavy reliance on traffic, bad weather, construction, and lots of residents and tourists can all contribute to traffic.
Congestion on the roads does not just lead to delays and frustration. It can also cause car accidents and even chain-reaction car collisions. When people are in a rush, they may get impatient and drive too close. Many Miami rear-end shunt collisions happen this way. Heavy traffic can also cause instances of road rage, which itself can lead to injuries.
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.
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:
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.
Aggressive driving and road rage can include:
- Cutting off or blocking other motorists
- Shouting at drivers
- Making obscene gestures
- Excessive horn honking
- Speeding due to anger
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.