If it seems like it’s taken longer to drive anywhere these days, it’s not your imagination. The population increase in South Florida is monumental, and the existing roadway structure is limited in its ability to cope with this growth. The congestion continues to intensify, and the resulting delays in travel time can result in aggressive behavior by drivers “trying to get there faster.” While aggressive driving is easily recognizable when we see it, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) clearly defines it as occurring when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” These behaviors typically involve exceeding the posted speed limits, tailgating, illegal passing or risky lane changes, and running red lights. According to an AAA Foundation survey, aggressive driving behaviors can prove to be a factor in as many as 60% of all vehicle accident fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident in South Florida due to the negligence of others, contact the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We have over three decades of experience in accident and personal injury cases throughout South Florida, and we will evaluate your accident claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights.