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Aggressive Driving Accounts for Half of all Traffic Deaths

Posted By Todd Miner Law || 20-Dec-2016

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities. In a AAA study, eight out of 10 drivers agree that aggressive driving is a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk that jeopardizes their safety, and yet aggressive driving is something that most drivers have exhibited themselves at least once.

Examples of aggressive driving behavior include:

  • Speeding or racing
  • Unsafe merging
  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Tailgating
  • Cutting off another driver on purpose
  • Blocking another vehicle from changing lanes
  • Honking or making angry gestures
  • Yelling at another driver

Unfortunately, many drivers regularly engage in these driving behaviors, presenting a serious threat to the safety of our roads and highways. Speeding is one of the most common forms of aggressive driving, accounting for more than one-third of fatal accidents.

Todd Miner Law would like to remind all drivers to share the road and to be courteous to other drivers at all times. When someone cuts you off, don’t respond in a way that will escalate the situation – remaining calm is the best way to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. When we all do our part to drive in a conscientious manner, we can drastically reduce the number of preventable car accidents that occur.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by an aggressive driver, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses. Todd Miner Law has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for the wrongfully injured and is widely regarded as one of the most trusted personal injury law firms in Orlando. With decades of combined experience, you can trust in our firm to do whatever it takes to help you get the money you need and deserve.

Call today to request your free case review: (407) 269-5877.

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