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How Often Does Road Rage Cause Accidents in Texas?

How Often Does Road Rage Cause Accidents in Texas?

It’s not uncommon to see aggressive drivers on Texas roads, especially during rush hour. However, how often does road rage or speeding actually cause car accidents? Our Texas car accident attorneys break down statistics about the correlation between road rage and car accidents.

If you were injured in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, contact us today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a consultation!

Road Rage Causing Car Accidents

According to officials from TxDOT, aggressive driving and road rage have been a problem in Texas. Although TxDOT hasn’t released any statistics regarding road rage, research on the national level indicates that road rage is a serious hazard to fellow drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that aggressive driving was a factor in 56 percent of fatal accidents in a four-year period.

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) also found that 50 percent of drivers tailgate purposefully, and 12 percent of drivers cut off other cars intentionally. Both aggressive driving and road rage can lead to violence on the road and cause serious accidents.

Common forms of road rage and aggressive driving include:

  • Speeding through traffic

  • Cutting off a car

  • Tailgating

  • Intentionally blocking cars from passing

  • Changing lanes quickly without signaling

Can I Sue a Driver for Road Rage & Aggressive Driving?

If you were injured in an accident caused by an aggressive driver, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. You shouldn’t have to pay the cost for another person’s negligent behavior. If you suffered serious injuries and lost wages, you can file a claim against the driver responsible for helping you cover costs related to the accident. Our team at Daspit Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. We can analyze your case and gather the evidence needed to help you get the best possible outcome.

Contact our team at (888) 273-1045 today to schedule a consultation today!