Whether on highways or in parking lots, aggressive and impatient drivers are not hard to come by. Road rage is a serious issue, but by following a few tips, any driver in Florida can help defuse that anger. It all starts with one's self: stay calm when offended by another driver, and do not honk the horn, flash the high beams or make inflammatory gestures. In fact, there should be no eye contact.
Staying calm can be difficult, and it is up to drivers to determine what strategy works best for them. For instance, they could listen to soft music to calm down. At the very least, they should try not to grip the steering wheel. Doing so will only constrict blood flow and give rise to headaches. Another tip is to give drivers the benefit of the doubt when they do something insensitive like steal a parking space.
Drivers can get especially impatient during traffic jams and violate the personal space of other vehicles. To make a quick escape possible, a driver should add a few feet to their distance from the vehicle in front. On multi-lane highways, drivers should exit the lane for aggressive parties. Speeding up or slowing down may block a passing lane, so drivers are encouraged to put on their turn signals.
When car accidents occur because of road rage, those who are injured through no fault of their own may be eligible for compensation under personal injury law. Hiring an attorney who works in this field is important. After the case evaluation, the lawyer can hire investigators to gather proof of the defendant's negligence and recklessness. The lawyer can then negotiate for a reasonable settlement that covers medical expenses, vehicle damage and other applicable losses. If one cannot be achieved, victims can litigate.