Road Rage is an Increasing Reason for Car Accidents

January 16, 2019
On behalf of The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg Posted in Motor Vehicle Accident

Rush hour traffic has been an anomaly. Why call a time in which most people are standing still in traffic at rush hour? Instead, it feels more like a cement hour or a parking hour. But, for whatever reason, rush hour traffic is a localized time when people are mostly on the road. Typically they are on the road because they are driving to school or work. Most believe this time to be around 4 pm to 7 pm.

On Fridays, the time may start around 3 pm as people are trying to leave their work early for the weekend. The routine is simple: get in your car, leave work, sit in traffic for about 30 to 45 minutes and then finally make it to your destination about an hour longer than what it normally takes. People are used to this kind of life and they prepare by having food and water in their car in case the commute is extra long. If everyone in the traffic line follows the proper rules of the road then there is no need to struggle or get into accidents. Unfortunately, not everyone follows the rules and people drive too close and trail bumpers while others cut people off by switching lanes. This can cause the phenomenon of road rage.

We have all been there when someone starts shouting at a fellow driver. Sometimes someone uses the middle finger to communicate their displeasure with another person’s driving capability. No one likes to be cursed at or thrown the middle finger, especially when the action was completely unintentional. But, road rage or aggressive driving is a real thing and it can turn mundane routine driving routines into murderous car accidents. For example, in San Bernardino, there was an altercation between two drivers that led to a shooting, a car crash, and a stabbing.

The drivers in San Bernardino were both experiencing road rage when one decided to physically let it out on the person. At about 4:15 pm on a Tuesday, an aggressive driver shot another driver while driving. Each kept driving for 4-5 miles when the person who was shot rammed their car into the shooter’s car which resulted in a car accident. Both of the vehicles crashed to the point where they were totaled. Another physical altercation occurred between the drivers, but this time the one who was shot had a knife and stabbed the shooter. Each person had an upper torso wound and was sent to separate hospitals once the police arrived.

This may sound extreme, but road rage is becoming more pervasive. It is hard to think about a situation escalating, but it is completely possible. If this happens then you need a strong motor vehicle accident attorney on your side. Our motor vehicle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg in San Bernardino know how to successfully navigate car accident claims. Since 1997, our skilled attorneys have served the San Bernardino community with great success and professionalism. If you are looking for someone who will look for you and guide you in the right direction then call 310-997-0904 or click here to start your free consultation with our motor vehicle accident attorneys today.


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