The Most Common Kind of Aggressive Driving Accidents in Georgia
Aggressive driving accidents in Georgia occur far too often on the crowded interstates around Atlanta and on rural roads.
We often read about road rage crashes. However, aggressive driving may not be synonymous with road rage. It can include speeding, weaving between lanes, and emerging from an intersection in front of another vehicle.
Any driving that’s reckless or dismissive of the safety of others can be aggressive driving. This kind of driving is extremely hazardous. It can unnerve other drivers, causing multi-vehicle crashes.
What Forms Does Aggressive Driving in Georgia Take?
Aggressive driving in Georgia can take many different forms including:
- Speeding up suddenly and slowing down in heavy traffic;
- Making sudden lane changes without signaling;
- Traveling close behind the car in front;
- Failing to stop or to stop completely at red lights or stop signs;
- Speeding up when another vehicle attempts to overtake you;
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Honking repeatedly;
- Using headlights to flash at other drivers;
- Stopping suddenly in the roadway.
Georgia also sees many road rage accidents. According to AAA, road rage is a behavior that shows anger. You can drive aggressively by speeding or weaving in and out of traffic without being angry.
AAA defines actions consistent with road rage as:
- Forcing another driver off the road:
- Deliberately sideswiping
- Ramming a car from behind;
- Making rude gestures;
- Throwing objects.
When determining fault after a Georgia auto wreck, our personal injury lawyers will look for signs of aggressive driving in Georgia.
The AAA study revealed some alarming facts about the extent of aggressive driving. As many as 51 percent of drivers admitted to deliberately tailgating. The figure represented more than 100 million drivers in the United States.
About 47 percent of the survey admitted to yelling at another driver. The most common kinds of aggressive driving accidents in Georgia stem from simple mistakes and carelessness. If you have been injured by an aggressive driver, please contact the Law Office of Michael West today.