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Road Rage — When Anger Leads To Injury On The Road (Slideshow)

Last month, I wrote a lengthy post on road rage in Alabama. We live in angry and difficult times. Some drivers allow their anger to put others at risk on our highways.

Although recent months have seen fewer cars on Alabama roads due to the coronavirus, we still see almost weekly headlines reporting a road rage incident. Just in 2020, headlines have even reported road rage related stabbings and shootings in Alabama.

While incidents with weapons grab headlines, we face a larger problem. It’s a daily problem of impatience and anger that impacts driver behavior. At its extreme, an angry driver may recklessly or intentionally harm someone. When not at its extreme, driver anger and frustration still cause reckless and risky behavior. Road rage is a problem that leads to injury on our roads.

I thought I would post my slides related to a road rage presentation I prepared. Feel free to share or comment. I welcome discussions on important safety and personal injury issues.

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From its office in Huntsville, the Blackwell Law Firm represents clients across Alabama in serious personal injury cases. Our law firm philosophy centers around preparation. We believe in preparing every single client’s case as if it will go to trial. We believe better preparation leads to better trials and better settlements. Outside court, we continue to advocate for safer roadways, safer workplaces and safer products.

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