A survey from the AAA Foundation showed that incidences of road rage are increasing and experts are struggling to determine why. The study found that aggressive driving behavior is a factor in up to 56% of fatal accidents.
The Texas Highway Patrol has stepped up its focus on ticketing road rage perpetrators, regarding angry drivers as an accident just waiting to happen. Another AAA Foundation study examined more than 10,000 road rage incidents over the past decade and found that this behavior resulted in 218 murders and 12,610 injuries.
The study found that 37 percent of road rage incidents involved gun use, 28 percent involved other weapons and 35 percent involved using the car itself as a weapon. If you encounter road rage, experts recommend that you should:
- Remain calm
- Get out of the way if possible
- Do not make eye contact with the other driver
- Do not retaliate
- Do not challenge the other driver
- Ignore rude gestures
- If possible, record the make and model of the car and the license number and inform police
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