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When Encountering Aggressive Drivers in Pennsylvania

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Daniel J. O'Brien
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Aggressive drivers are those who take their frustrations out on other drivers by committing moving offenses that could lead to a serious car accident in Pennsylvania.

Common examples of aggressive driving include:

  • Tailgating - if the car in front is forced to brake, this could easily cause a car accident.
  • Changing lanes frequently - weaving in and out of lanes puts other drivers in danger.
  • Running red lights - driving through red lights puts drivers who have the right-of-way in danger of a collision.
  • Speeding - in 2009, there were 634 fatalities in Pennsylvania that involved speeding, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported. 

If you encounter an aggressive driver, you should take the following tips provided by the NHTSA:

  • safely move out of the aggressive driver's way;
  • do not speed up or try to challenge the aggressive driver;
  • do not make eye contact with the aggressive driver;
  • ignore hand gestures and do not return any hand gestures; and
  • report the aggressive driver to the police (when it is safe to pull over onto the shoulder). 

If you have been involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania that was caused by a negligent driver, you should consult with a Philadelphia car accident attorney. An attorney may be able to help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Help After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania

If you have been severely injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia car accident attorney at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.

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