Almost daily we see headlines regarding road rage incidents or accidents cause by aggressive driving. Though events involving the two aren’t always dramatic, they are usually intense and very stressful situations.
Most if not all of us can say we have seen a driver following too closely, swerving in and out of lanes, speeding, honking, driving while distracted, or even yelling or making obscene gestures at other drivers and pedestrians. In many cases that aggressive or enraged driver has been us.
A recent report by ABC Action News showed that Florida leads the nation in cases of road rage with 277 cases since 2014. What’s more, South Florida has the highest incidences of road rage in the state!
Pretty scary right? The good news is we can all do our part to avoid road rage and aggressive driving and it all starts with educating ourselves.
If you observe any of these behaviors while on the road, whether they are being done to you or another person, stay away as far as possible from the offender. When possible, pull over to a safe location and contact the police. Whatever you do, do not respond with the same behavior or confront the driver.
Road rage and aggressive driving may be common issues but they are not totally unavoidable. We can each do our part in making our commute more enjoyable and the roads safer.
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