Road rage can happen anywhere, and is not at all uncommon on I-465 during rush hour. That doesn’t mean you are doomed to have an accident whenever you encounter a road raged driver however. The Indiana Personal injury lawyers from the Ken Nunn Law Office would like to offer you these tips to help you deal with road rage, or better yet, prevent it from happening in the first place.
One of the best ways to prevent road rage is to avoid traveling on the freeway during rush hour. That’s because the roads are more congested during that time, and stop and go traffic tends to fuel road rage in a number of people. If you must travel during rush hour, allow yourself plenty of time to get where you are going so you won’t be tempted to weave through traffic in an unsafe manner, as this can also cause other drivers to become inflamed.
You’re much less likely to be the victim of road rage if you drive in the far right lane and obey the speed limit. Many times, road rage begins whenever people feel that a vehicle in one of the left-hand lanes is traveling too slowly. If you do find yourself in a right lane, make sure you are keeping up with the flow of traffic in order to avoid alienating others.
Drivers who are enraged may come up on your bumper suddenly, honk their horns, or even make “gestures”. If you know you are being singled out by a road raged driver, it’s best not to even acknowledge this fact. Avoid making eye contact with the annoyed driver, and do not gesture back at him or her. If you simply ignore this person, chances are the road rage will pass quickly, and he or she will simply go on down the road without incident.
If you observe someone else becoming the victim of road rage, do not try to intervene. Instead, obtain as much information as you can about the driver, and then contact local law enforcement so that they can take the appropriate action.
These tips can help you avoid a road rage accident; however, if you do find yourself a victim even after taking these steps,contact us for a free consultation.