Civil Actions for Road Rage

We would probably all agree that aggressive driving, often referred to as “road rage,” is a serious problem in our country.  In fact, according to the American Safety Council, 66% of all traffic fatalities are caused by some form of aggressive driving.  What’s worse, 37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm.  Those are scary numbers.  The good news is, in addition to possible criminal charges, you can bring civil actions for road rage as well. Family vacation ends in road rage attack The family was returning from a vacation in Hilton Head, SC, with their three children in the back of their Ford Expedition.  They first encountered the other driver at a traffic light near the on-ramp to I-95. They claim the driver was driving recklessly and erratically and pulled his luxury vehicle directly in front of their SUV, then slammed on the brakes.  The father admits he threw up his hands in frustration, but the other driver claims it was an obscene gesture. They parted


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