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Road Rage Is Real: How to Handle Aggressive Driving

Posted by RahaimSaints on May 21, 2015 | Personal Injury

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We’ve all seen aggressive behavior on the road, and we may be guilty of it ourselves. But at what point does frustration turn into genuine “road rage,” and what should you do when it does?

Understanding Road Rage

Road rage is a common symptom of intermittent explosive disorder (IED), a psychological condition that causes individuals under stress to experience violent, impulsive or aggressive outbursts that are not proportional to the situation. According to some surveys, IED is present in between 5-7% of drivers.

There’s no question that driving is a stressful situation. Having to share the road with others and being absent from the usual cues that guide us in normal social interactions creates the perfect condition for aggressive, self-centered behavior.…

Put Down the Phone: The Deadly Consequences of Texting and Driving

Posted by RahaimSaints on May 14, 2015 | Personal Injury

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For those of us who live with our phones by our sides, texting can seem like a critical lifeline to the outside world. When you’re behind the wheel, however, it’s a major distraction that can have life-altering consequences. In recent years, great strides have been taken to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while on the road, but there’s still work to be done.

Stats at a Glance

  • Distracted driving, which includes sending or receiving texts behind the wheel, is estimated to be the single–biggest cause of automobile accidents in the United States. It was responsible for over 3,300 fatalities and 420,000 injuries in 2012.
  • Texting is by far the riskiest thing you can do on your phone while driving.

The Leading Causes of Car Accidents (and How to Avoid Them)

Posted by RahaimSaints on May 7, 2015 | Personal Injury

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Each year in the United States, there are more than 10 million reported car accidents. While many of these are minor fender benders, a sizeable percentage involve serious injury or even death. In 2012, the leading causes of car accidents in the country were as follows:

  • Drunk Driving — While more people are doing the smart thing and calling a cab, spending the night at a friend’s, or making alternative arrangements, drunk driving remains a stubbornly pervasive problem. According to research by the CDC, almost 30 people die each day in alcohol-related crashes. Countless more suffer injuries that go unreported. Next time you’re enjoying a night out, protect yourself and those you share the road with by leaving your vehicle at home.