Road rage, a form of extremely aggressive driving characterized by a disregard for other motor vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians, causes thousands of San Diego, California car accidents every year. A San Diego car crash lawyer may be able to help if you have been injured in an accident caused by another driver's aggressive or negligent behavior behind the wheel.
Signs of road rage in San Diego include the following:
- frequent lane changes;
- running red lights or ignoring other posted traffic signs; and
- rude gestures or intimidating road tactics.
When Confronted by an Aggressive Driver
While you can't control another's frame of mind, intentions or actions, you can be prepared to deal with a driver exhibiting signs of road rage.
Concentrate on the road and get out of the driver's way.
Do not challenge an aggressive driver by attempting to speed up to prevent being cut off. Slow down and let him or her pass so that you can put more distance between your cars.
Avoid eye contact. An aggressive driver might take this as a dare, or it may enrage him or her further.
Ignore rude or inappropriate gestures and do not reciprocate.
Report road rage to the police when you have a chance to pull over to a safe location, or have a passenger call.
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