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How do I spot aggressive drivers in Des Moines?

Getting behind the wheel in Iowa is a dangerous task that millions of people take part in each day. No one wants to fear for their life each day. Driving is so second nature to people that fear disappears not long after gaining some experience. This is what makes people let their guards down when behind the wheel. So, how does one spot aggressive drivers in Des Moines?

One of the most common signs of an aggressive driver is the use of the horn unnecessarily or when it is unwarranted. Drivers who have trouble handling their emotions will often honk at other drivers and will do so belligerently. The horn on a vehicle is usually only to be used in an emergency.

Tailgating is another sign of an aggressive driver. Aggressive drivers will likely tailgate other motorists on a constant basis, even when the other motorists are driving at or above the speed limit. This is a very dangerous practice that can lead to serious accidents.

Aggressive drivers, who are known to have road rage issues, can also be spotted by their gestures or language. Aggressive drivers routinely make menacing hand gestures, scream at other drivers and take other actions that seem to be antagonistic.

Aggressive drivers are also known for speeding, especially when they decide to pass other drivers. Aggressive drivers typically speed past other drivers without using turn signals and by doing so with little room in between the other car.

Have you been involved in an accident with an aggressive driver in Des Moines? An attorney can learn more about the situation and then help you understand what happened and how you can protect your rights as a victim.

Source: Liberty Mutual, "How to Spot and Avoid Aggressive Drivers," accessed Dec. 22, 2017

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