Aggressive driving plays a role in about one-third of all auto accidents each year in the U.S. That means aggressive driving is at least a factor in nearly 1,000 deaths and 150,000 injuries each year.
Aggressive driving on the part of truck drivers, which involves negligent actions that put others in danger, can cause many serious truck crashes. Statistics show that aggressive driving is actually on the rise, indicating this is a problem that will have to be confronted for years to come.
Truck accidents caused by aggressive driving can occur as the result of speeding, tailgating, or truck operators cutting people off or merging into other lanes. The result of these crashes is usually catastrophic for those involved.
There are a few things you can do to limit your chances of being in a truck wreck caused by aggressive driving. These include:
- Drive courteously and safely at all times
- Never tailgate or drive aggressively toward trucks
- Do not use obscene gestures or abusive language
- Remain calm and report aggressive driving if you witness it
- Try to avoid aggressive truck drivers
By following these guidelines, you can increase your chances of avoiding a costly wreck with an aggressive truck driver.
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