Aggressive Driving is the primary cause of highway car accidents and fatal wrecks, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). In light of this fact, Erie police are going to be cracking down on aggressive drivers for the next month or so. Anyone suspected of aggressive behavior will be stopped and questioned, and of course, will be cited for any traffic violations.
What Constitutes Aggressive Driving?
At first thought, most people think an aggressive driver would be yelling, antagonizing other drivers, and threatening them. This is true, but there are other ways people can drive aggressively. Think of an impatient driver who acts like they're the only one on the road. Someone who has no time for rules and safety. This is an aggressive driver. Here are some common aggressive driving behaviors:
- Tailgating Slower Drivers
- Flashing Headlights or Holding High Beams On
- Running Red Lights or Accelerating Through a "late yellow"
- Weaving Through Traffic
Were You Injured By An Aggressive Driver? Were You The Victim of a Road Rage Incident?
We see aggressive drivers all the time in Erie and throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania. Our hopes are that you are not the victim of an aggressive driver's recklessness, because we know what happens to innocent people after a car accident - their lives are turned upside down. If this happens to you, fear not, you have a legal aid in The Travis Law Firm. We can answer your questions after a car accident. Our experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorneys handle injury claims all the time, we can help you recover damages (money) for your medical bills, property damage (like fixing your car), time away from work (missed or lost wages), and pain & suffering. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation about your legal rights to compensation. There are time limits to file accident claims and evidence dissipates with time, so get your free consultation to get started today.