Road Rage – How it can affect your driving

McLario, Helm, Bertling, & Spiegel, S.C.

road rageIf you have been driving for a substantial period of time, you are likely familiar with road rage. Whether you have experienced this rage in your own head or have been on the receiving end of it, you would probably agree that it does not present the ideal situation for anyone who is on the road. Additionally, road rage can actually be very dangerous for anyone who is on the road. Sixty six percent of traffic fatalities can be traced back to aggressive driving, with 37% of aggressive driving situations involving some sort of firearm.

Road rage can have a strong effect on your driving because when you are angry, you are not able to concentrate on the task the way you need to be able to. When you are angry, biologically, you will have tunnel vision and be more likely to stare straight ahead and not really utilize your peripheral vision, making it possible to miss pedestrians who are crossing the street or cars coming in from other lanes. It is not always possible to avoid being emotional while on the road, as you could be in a time crunch or you could even end up getting extremely agitated while in the car. However, it is definitely good to control your emotions as much as possible while you are behind the wheel. If you do not, you will be at higher risk of a car accident. This can be particularly harmful to yourself and others around you if you are driving a large vehicle, such as a truck. If you have gotten into an accident while driving your truck in the state of Wisconsin due to road rage, or you have been the victim of a car accident because of someone else doing the same, you should consider contacting a truck accident attorney in Wisconsin.

A semi-truck accident lawyer in Milwaukee or Menomonee personal injury attorney will have worked with many cases similar to yours and will know how to answer any questions that you might have about your case. They may also be able to provide you with adequate representation in court.


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