According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 80 percent of drivers have reportedly experienced road rage or “aggressive driving.” Although it is a common occurrence, road rage can be dangerous not only to the driver but to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians on the road. In fact, the AAA reported that aggressive driving is a factor in more than half of all car accident fatalities.
Is road rage a problem in Florida?
AutoVantage conducts an annual Road Rage survey to compare road rage problems in cities across the country. In 2014, Orlando ranked 8th for the least courteous drivers in the country. It also tied with Atlanta and Seattle for 2nd place as the most likely drivers to switch lanes without signaling. In the same report, Miami ranked 7th in the country of having the least courteous drivers. Miami, FL drivers ranked most likely to honk at another driver and to have seen another driver run a red light.
Although road rage is a growing problem in Florida, there have been laws enacted in an attempt to remove aggressive drivers from the road. Florida statute 322.0261 states that any driver that is convicted of or plead no contest to a traffic offense that caused a crash, three times within 36 months, will be required to take a driver improvement course in order to maintain his or her driving privileges. This law was enacted to not only remove unsafe drivers from the road, but to educate drivers and instill safe driving practices.
- AutoVantage Survey on Road Rage Identifies Orlando as 8th Least Courteous City in the US
- AutoVantage Survey on Road Rage Identifies Miami as 7th Least Courteous City in the US
- Aggressive Driving Information From AAA
Get Help After Dealing With An Auto Accident Caused By Aggressive Driving
Road rage and aggressive driving endanger the lives of drivers, passengers and others on the road. If you or a loved one have suffered injury or death as a result of an aggressive driver or road rage, it is important that you contact an experienced Orlando Auto Accident Attorney immediately. Our experienced team of accident attorneys can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, future medical treatment, loss of wages, pain and suffering, etc. Feel free to fill out the contact form found on this page or call us right now at 407-490-1271 to discuss your legal options in greater detail.