No matter where you drive, there is always a chance that you will run into an aggressive driver or a driver has road rage. These days, people are less patient and in more of a rush than ever and as a result, incidents of road rage and aggressive driving have jumped significantly. While you can’t control the driving of others, knowing how to handle an aggressive driver can keep you and your passengers safe while on the road and may also help you to avoid getting into a car accident. Be sure to keep these tips in mind the next time you get behind the wheel.

Take Precautions

If you spot an aggressive driver engaging in road rage, slow down or change your route and let the other vehicle continue on. It is better to move out of the way to protect yourself and your passengers than to continue in the reckless driver’s path.

If you think your vehicle has stopped near an aggressive and potentially dangerous driver, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Lock your doors and roll up your windows, especially if you are going to be stopped in traffic with the aggressive driver. If you do end up stuck in traffic, make sure that you have a game plan if the driver confronts you. This includes leaving enough space for you to drive away if it becomes necessary or having your cell phone out and ready to dial 911 just in case.

Be as Polite as Possible

If an aggressive driver confronts you and you must respond, try not to take it personally and make every effort to be polite, even if this means saying “I’m sorry, but I don’t want a confrontation.” Swearing or challenging the driver will only make the situation worse and could ultimately lead to an accident or altercation, which is the last thing that you want.

Contact Authorities

Even if the aggressive driver leaves you alone but you notice that he or she is harassing another person on the road, it is a good idea to get his or her license plate number and contact the local police. Do not follow the driver, but try to give the police a description of the driver, his or her vehicle, and where he or she may be heading.

Call a Car Accident Lawyer

Finally, if it turns out that you are involved in an accident because of an aggressive driver, then be sure to take legal action by contacting the Brooklyn car accident lawyers at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices. They have decades of experience and a proven record of success when it comes to car accident cases involving aggressive drivers and will take every step necessary to represent you.

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