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How can road rage impact truck crashes?

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2022 | Truck Accidents

No matter what your destination is, you may encounter a truck driver that is speeding and switching lanes recklessly on the road.

In some cases, road rage could be to blame. This intense burst of emotions that fuels dangerous and law-breaking behavior often ends in a truck crash.

Failure to notice other vehicles

According to NBC News, an angry person focusing intently on one other driver on the road can lead to a crash. Since trucks are larger and heavier than most cars, they take longer to come to a complete stop. No matter how quickly a trucker hits the brakes, there will always be a long delay in an emergency situation.

This means that if truckers are not paying attention to the road around them because of road rage, then they may sideswipe or ram into your car.

Impulsive decisions

When road rage clouds someone’s decision-making, they may ignore stop signs and red lights in order to tailgate another vehicle. This increase in speed can leave you panicking. When a trucker near you is making impulsive traffic violations, you may hear repeated sounds of honking and see rude hand gestures.

Dangerous and aggressive behavior

Increased frustration over minor problems with other cars can lead to a trucker taking bigger risks while driving, such as attempting to run you off the road by trying to intimidate you. Road rage can lead to a serious crash in the span of only a few minutes or because of simple mistakes.

Noticing some subtle signs of road rage while sharing the road with trucks can help you if you are in an accident.

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