We have all been in this situation: driving down the highway, minding our own business, when suddenly VROOOM – someone passes us driving 95mph and weaving in and out of traffic. At that point, you are essentially just waiting for them to get into an accident because you know that it’s the unavoidable result of such aggressive actions. Sure enough, you catch up with them 5 minutes later and they have managed to roll their car and take out an innocent driver. This is known as aggressive driving and it needlessly takes hundreds of lives every year.
What Constitutes Aggressive Driving?
If you are doing any of the following, you are considered to be participating in aggressive driving:
- Driving over the speed limit
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Ignoring red lights and stop signs
These are not the only ways that you can be participating in aggressive driving, but they are some of the most common ways that people do. Speed is usually the biggest factor in aggressive driving accidents. In fact, in 2010, over 10,000 people involved in aggressive driving accidents lost their lives as a direct result of speeding.
Why is Aggressive Driving Such a Problem
Baltimore is actually one of the worst cities in the country for aggressive driving. In fact, Baltimore comes in at number 1 for the most dangerous driving cities in the entire country, which comes as no surprise for most of us that live here. Aggressive driving has spiked significantly during the past years for a few different reasons.
- Crowded highways
- Busy workdays
- Road work
- Road rage
It’s easy to get upset in the driver’s seat when you’re sitting in the afternoon rush hour, but screaming and participating in aggressive driving isn’t helping anyone – in fact, it’s probably hurting more people than anything else. Aggressive driving tends to breed more aggressive driving. The best thing to do is to avoid aggressive driving altogether and report aggressive drivers when you see them on the highway. It makes Baltimore roads unsafe and leads to many car accidents and injury claims.
Injured in An Aggressive Driving Accident?
If you’ve been injured in an aggressive driving accident, you need to seek aggressive, experienced counsel to take your case to the mat. A consultation with Bruce Robinson & Associates is free and if we can help you, it will be handled on a contingency fee basis, which means no out of pocket expense or cost to you. For a free consultation with our car accident lawyers, contact Robinson & Associates at 410.415.3841 or click http://www.marylandaccidentattorney.com/blog/today for your free consultation. We look forward to helping you.