Posted by RahaimSaints on May 21, 2015 | Personal Injury
Weâ€™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 â€śroad rage,â€ť 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.
Thereâ€™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.…
Posted by RahaimSaints on May 14, 2015 | Personal Injury
For those of us who live with our phones by our sides, texting can seem like a critical lifeline to the outside world. When youâ€™re behind the wheel, however, itâ€™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 thereâ€™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 singleâ€“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.
Posted by RahaimSaints on May 7, 2015 | Personal Injury
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 â€” While more people are doing the smart thing and calling a cab, spending the night at a friendâ€™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 youâ€™re enjoying a night out, protect yourself and those you share the road with by leaving your vehicle at home.