Road Rage Statistics Houston Drivers Should Know
The Houston accident injury lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK say that Houston drivers should practice defensive driving at all times
// 1-800 Car Wreck (Press Release) // Brian Eberstein
The Texas Department of Transportation released data stating that a significant percentage of accidents in Houston in the last few years have been linked to road rage.
Hundreds of accidents blamed on Houston road rage
“From fender benders to fatalities, from fists flying to guns blazing, enraged drivers in the greater Houston area have caused more than 900 motor vehicle accidents that injured hundreds and killed five over the last five years, according to crash data from the Texas Department of Transportation.”
For more information about Houston road rage accidents, please visit http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Hundreds-of-accidents-blamed-on-Houston-road-rage-3721059.php.
Subsequent to the release of the information, a Texas watchdog group reviewed TxDOT data, and determined that there were “hot-spots” throughout the city where these incidents occurred with relative frequency.
Statistics show which Houston intersections are road-rage hot-spots
“A group called Texas Watchdog says it has spotted a growing number of road-rage hot-spots in Houston… KHOU 11 News retrieved accident numbers from the Texas Department of Transportation to find out exactly where those spots are located.”
For more information about Houston road-rage hot-spots please visit http://www.khou.com/news/-Some-Houston-intersections-are-hot-spots-for-road-rage--121753919.html.
Say the Houston accident injury attorneys of 1800 CAR WRECK, knowing the statistics about road rage can help reduce the number of accidents in hot-spot areas such as freeways, as well as others throughout the city. The following are a few road rage statistics that are helpful for illustrating the scope of the problem and what changes drivers can possibly make to reduce the numbers.
-An estimated 50 percent of drivers subjected to the aggressive behavior of other drivers respond with aggression
-Drivers ages 18-24 are stated to be more likely to respond to aggressive drivers with aggression
-Drivers who have children are stated to be more likely to respond to aggressive driving behaviors than those who do not
-Drivers who use a cell phone while driving are stated to be more likely to give aggressive responses to driving than drivers who do not.
The Houston accident injury lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK say that Houston drivers should practice defensive driving at all times, and not respond to aggressive drivers with intimidation tactics like yelling, honking the horn excessively, making obscene gestures, or cutting-off other vehicles. This creates a danger zone that could lead to an accident.
In the event that one does becomes involved in a traffic accident caused by road rage behaviors from another driver, the firm’s attorneys can help them assess their legal options. Individuals who have been injured in a Houston road rage accident and would like help from an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer can call 1800 CAR WRECK today for a free case review.
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