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Posted on July 5, 2018 by

Road Rage: What to Do If You Are Threatened by a Driver on the Road

Road rage is a common problem in St. Louis. Whether you’re on the highway, or you’re driving the city streets, you’re going to come across aggressive drivers. Unfortunately, raging drivers often cause accidents. However, that doesn’t mean you need to end up being a victim. There are some ways you can respond to keep yourself safe and avoid getting into a crash.

Just Back Off

There’s no need for you to engage with an aggressive driver on the road. The best thing for you to do is to slow down, or even change your route completely. Let them drive recklessly, if that’s what they’re going to do. You don’t have to be any part of it.

Call the Police

Pick up your phone and call 911 if you come across a raging driver. Let them know your location and give them the plate number, if you can. They can dispatch an officer to that area and possibly pull them over.

Let Them “Win” and Stay Calm

The situation may make you angry, but stay calm. Be apologetic by mouthing that you’re sorry, even if you didn’t do anything wrong. You may just de-escalate the situation altogether.

If you’re in an accident with a raging driver, you need the help of a St. Louis car accident attorney. We’re here to fight for your rights and adequate compensation.

Contact a St. Louis car accident attorney right away.