Why are bottlenecks a big deal?

Bottlenecks and traffic jams are not just annoying. They are dangerous. They can cause sideswipe and rear-end collisions and, perhaps most dangerously, road rage accidents and confrontations.

Road Rage

Even the most courteous Southerner can lose control when stuck in miserable traffic jams day after day. When one is stuck in traffic with nothing to do except to think of what s/he could do with all that wasted time spent in traffic jams, civility can go out the window and be replaced by road rage.

Road rage can include:

  • Tailgating a vehicle
  • Cutting off another vehicle
  • Honking and yelling
  • Angry gestures
  • Even getting out of the car to physically confront another driver

While you might be able to control your temper behind the wheel, this is simply not the truth with all Atlanta drivers. So how can you avoid a road rage situation on the road?

  • Keep your cool - don't respond to another driver who is out of control
  • Do not yell or use angry gestures
  • Do not tailgate or cut off other drivers
  • Avoid making eye contact with other drivers, as some interpret this as aggression

Not all accidents are avoidable. If you have been in an accident involving a traffic bottleneck or road rage, call the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, P.C. to schedule a free consultation to evaluate your claim: 404-474-0804.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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