The Dangers of Road Rage

Driving is a privilege. In order to maintain that privilege, you are expected to be a safe driver when you are driving. Unfortunately, we witness a lot of accidents called by road rage her at The Insurance Mart, so we want to take the time to help our customers understand the dangers of road rage.

Road Rage Reduces Your Control Over the Car

There are many types of road rage, including tailgating, driving through red lights, weaving in and out of traffic, speeding, and failing to yield. If you are practicing any of these driving strategies, then it’s likely that you have road rage.

When you are raging down the road, you have much less control than other drivers. As a result, you can’t react as quickly as other drivers, which increases your chances of causing an accident. You can slow down and come to complete stops to significantly reduces your chances of endangering your life.

Road Rage Increases Your Chances of Crashes

Beyond limiting your ability to react to hazards and other drivers, you have a higher chance of getting into a crash when you are raging down the street. At the minimum, your driving can potentially scare other drivers, who then make an unfavorable, and impulsive decision to react to your behavior. Worst case scenario, you could hit another vehicle or lose control of your car. All of these situation s are preventable by driving responsibly.

Head-On Collisions Are Likely Due to Road Rage

Finally, people who are speeding or weaving in and out of traffic increase their chances of having a head-on collision. Head-on collisions are the worst type of accident possible, with very few people surviving. On the bright side, you can lower or prevent these risks by driving responsibly on the highway.