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Why you should deal with the temptation of road rage

It seems too early for the height of the summer to come about, but the Fourth of July weekend will be here before we know it. Known as the midway point of the summer, this weekend is also known for getaways to Wisconsin Dells and other summer vacation spots. With getting away being such a popular pastime, traffic is certain to be heavy in spots. With that, patience should be at a premium.

Not only is traffic inevitable on busy holiday weekends, it could increase the risk of an accident. Not only through driver error (i.e. distracted driving, drunk driving) , but also through road rage actions. According to the website safemotorist.com, road rage is defined as actions by a driver to commit traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property. This could include assault with a motor vehicle, or the use of a dangerous weapon to intimidate or harm another driver. 

When traffic gets bad and tempers get short, there could be an instance of road rage that develops into more that what a person bargained for.

With that said, drivers must deal with the temptation of road rage. Not only is it inimical to public safety it could lead to personal liability. After all, drivers in Wisconsin are charged with the duty to use reasonable care while behind the wheel. Acting under road rage is largely the converse of reasonable care. Because of that, a person could be held liable for acting out.

If you have additional questions about your rights and options after a road rage incident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help. 

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