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Road aggression a major cause of Georgia motor vehicle accidents

by | Mar 21, 2019 | motor vehicle accidents

For Georgia drivers, the common risks on the road tend to be inattentive drivers, drivers under the influence of alcohol, and drowsy drivers. Aggressive driving is also dangerous, but it does not get the same amount of attention as other issues. However, as a new study shows, aggression is a big problem that impacts the safety of people and can cause injuries and death. In the study from GasBuddy, it was shown that Atlanta falls into the top five cities with the highest number of aggressive drivers.

In Atlanta, drivers were found to be more aggressive than the average driver in the nation by more than 20 percent. There is an aggressive act on the road about every eight minutes, with average speeds of 44 mph. Aggressive drivers tend to drive fast, accelerate rapidly, and hit the brake frequently.

Aggression happened more often on Fridays when compared with other days of the week. There were 14 percent more of these incidents on Friday than on other days. Wednesday had the fewest aggressive driving incidents.

Auto accidents can happen for a variety of reasons and the aftermath can have long-lasting implications on a person’s life. Injuries, the inability to work, the need for medical care and surgical procedures and the accompanying costs can hinder a person and their family. If there is a fatality, the family left behind must think about how they can move forward. These studies can prove essential to a legal filing, as they can help explain the circumstances of a crash and can be valuable to the claim. Discussing the case with a law firm experienced in motor vehicle accidents is essential.