While getting to work this morning or taking the kids to school, you may have been guilty of aggressive driving without being aware of it. Motorists drive aggressively for a variety of reasons, including anger, tardiness, boredom, and frustration. No matter what the reason, drivers who engage in this careless act put lives at risk.
What Is Aggressive Driving?
A troubling statistic of aggressive driving is that it accounts for more than half of all fatal crashes. According to a AAA study, eight out of 10 people surveyed consider aggressive driving a serious risk that jeopardizes their safety, but many continue to drive aggressively, and many people excuse the behavior in other drivers. Just one, single aggressive act can trigger escalating responses from other drivers that may lead to a multitude of accidents.
Many different behaviors behind the wheel qualify as aggressive driving. In Georgia, a driver is guilty of driving aggressively if there is intent to annoy, intimidate, harass, molest, injure, or obstruct another person, while also engaging in one of the following activities:
- Following too closely
- Driving recklessly
- Violating traffic lane markings
- Impeding traffic flows
- Violating signal, lane change, or slowing or stopping laws
- Overtaking and passing another vehicle
Speeding, driving slowly in the passing lane, and other intimidating behaviors are also considered aggressive.
Did an Aggressive Driver Cause Your Injuries?
If an aggressive driver caused your injuries, you may be entitled to receive compensation that can help cover your medical bills, time lost from work, and vehicle repairs. The attorneys at Duffy & Feemster may be able to help you receive the benefits that you deserve. Schedule your free consultation by calling (912) 236-6311 to learn what we can do for you.