Aggressive Driving Accidents

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as the behavior of a person who “commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Many people have probably observed aggressive drivers on the road. They have the tendency to do some of the following actions:

  • Tailgating
  • Erratic lane changing
  • Driving on the road shoulder, in a ditch, or on the sidewalk or median
  • Passing where prohibited
  • Failing to obey traffic signs
  • Failing to yield right of way
  • Failing to observe warnings or instructions from other vehicles
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failing to signal
  • Racing
  • Making an improper turn

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The Dangers of Aggressive Driving

In one study, aggressive drivers played a role in 56% of all fatal crashes between 2003 and 2007. Most of these collisions were caused by excessive speed. Part of the reason this type of driving can be dangerous is the unpredictability of the drivers themselves. Aggressive drivers aren’t following the rules of the road, which means they are operating under their own driving code—whatever that may be. Other drivers who may be following the general rules of the road can’t predict how that driver will react. Aggressive drivers are also, clearly, not thinking of anyone else on the road while they drive. This kind of carelessness often leads to a disregard for public safety and a lack of awareness of where other drivers are, which easily leads to collisions.

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If you’ve been injured in a collision with an aggressive driver, take action. He or she should be held accountable for their carelessness and neglect. This is particularly important if your injury or damage was extensive and will require many medical bills and time off work. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake. Our Fargo personal injury attorneys understand how much an injury can cost a victim. We have worked closely with many individuals over the years and have seen first-hand how lives can be interrupted by the careless actions of others. Let us use our 30+ years of legal experience to work on your case. We have a proven track record of success helping victims of accidents, and we work on a contingency-fee basis. If you don’t get a financial recovery, we won’t charge you any legal fees.

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