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Commercial Truck Drivers and Aggressive Driving

Many drivers discuss defensive versus aggressive driving. While many drivers believe that being proactive and not afraid on the roads is a positive trait, some drivers take the idea too far. When certain drivers become impatient with other drivers, traffic, or traffic signals, they become highly aggressive drivers and engage in dangerous behaviors that often cause accidents. Any aggressive driver should be held responsible for any injuries or damages they cause and an experienced Palmetto truck accident lawyer can help accident victims recover.

Commercial truck drivers spend long hours on the roads and often have tight delivery schedules. When they are late with deliveries, they may lose money. For this reason, many commercial drivers become highly impatient with traffic or other conditions that may delay their delivery schedules.

When truck drivers become impatient, they unfortunately are prone to engaging in aggressive driving. Aggressive truck driving behaviors include the following:

 

  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Driving on the shoulder
  • Running red lights
  • Violating other traffic laws
  • Incessant honking or other tactics meant to intimidate motorists
  • Cutting off other cars

 

Aggressive driving may even escalate further if the truck driver becomes truly angry. Stories exist in which a frustrated truck driver followed a motorist into a gas station and attacked him. While these attacks are no very common, aggressive driving accidents are, unfortunately.

Contact a Coweta County truck accident lawyer for a free consultation

There is no excuse for aggressive driving among truck drivers and any driver who chooses to engage in aggressive driving behaviors should be held fully responsible for any damage or injuries he causes.  The experienced Palmetto truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith are committed to helping innocent accident victims recover from aggressive truck drivers. Do not hesitate to call our office today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation and discuss a possible case.

 

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia