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What leads to road rage accidents

Drivers in South Carolina who have experienced road rage first hand might be interested to learn what causes this type of behavior. According to anger management specialists, road rage may be the result of the territorial feeling that people get when they are inside of a vehicle. While protected by a metal shell, drivers feel more safety and anonymity.

In early February, a mother in Las Vegas was shot to death when a road rage incident escalated into a shootout. Although most incidents of road rage do not end fatally, drivers may be taking a risk when they decide to retaliate against another driver.

People tend to express their anger while they are driving more often than they do while they are in other public settings. This happens because drivers do not feel as much of a personal connection to other drivers on the road. In addition, stress that drivers are experiencing in their everyday lives may become combined with the stress that they feel during heavy traffic and congestion, which can contribute to road rage incidents.

A serious incident of road rage could be a contributing factor in a car accident. A person who has been injured in an accident involving road rage might want to speak with an attorney about filing a personal injury complaint. If there were third-party witnesses to the accident, an attorney may help the car accident victim to gather eyewitness testimony in order to build a strong claim. That claim may result in compensation that covers some of the damages that are associated with the accident.

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