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Aggressive driving can cause deadly accidents

There is no question that road rage can lead to deadly car accidents in California and across the country. Whether in the peak hours of traffic or during nighttime hours, it is not unusual to see motorists engaging in dangerous driving behaviors while navigating the busy roads. Drivers often get frustrated when they are late to an important meeting, work or an appointment and they are stuck behind other drivers in traffic. However, engaging in dangerous driving behaviors when involved in these situations can be deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9,234 drivers who were involved in fatal car accidents in 2017 were speeding. This is only one of the dangerous driving behaviors shown by aggressive drivers.

The Insurance Information Institute lists several aggressive driving behaviors, including the following:

Failing to follow traffic signs and signals

  • Failing to stop at pedestrian crosswalks

  • Racing and speeding

  • Swerving in and out of traffic

  • Tailgating

  • Pulling out in front of other vehicles

 

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