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Study Shows Rise in Road Rage, Aggression, Anger

A newly released study revealed that 78% of drivers in the U.S. expressed anger, aggression, or road range within the last year. Aggressive behavior included purposely tailgating, honking, blocking vehicles from changing lanes, and purposefully cutting off other cars.

The study done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, also found that 8 million drivers engaged in what was classified as “extreme incidents of road rage,” including intentionally hitting other vehicles or getting out of cars to confront drivers.

Stay safe while driving by working to prevent road rage. AAA says to never cause nearby drivers to change speed or direction; be tolerant and forgiving to other drivers; and avoid responding to drivers who are engaging in aggressive behavior.

The lawyers at Leonard Sciolla have substantial experience helping clients injured in motor vehicle accidents of all types. Contact Christopher Fleming or Marisa Ciarrocki in our Philadelphia office at (215) 567-1530, or Greg Sciolla in our New Jersey office at (856) 273-6679.


Published October 26, 2016

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