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Tips for avoiding road rage in California

Driving can be stressful enough on the crowded streets of Pomona, California, but when you add in road rage, it can be downright terrifying. If you encounter road rage, it is best to defuse the situation as best you can by removing yourself from the situation. Even if your actions caused the problem, learn how to avoid any further instance by following the tips outlined in today's post.

If a driver is tailgating you, it's a good idea to move to a new lane and let him or her pass. If you are on a roadway where there is no passing allowed, pull to the shoulder so they can pass or turn into a parking lot so they can get well ahead of you. Do not slow down even more to taunt them or bait them into even more dangerous behavior, such as passing you on a double yellow line.

If your action caused a driver to commit road rage, do your best to defuse the situation with a smile, a friendly wave, by mouthing the words "I'm sorry" or by getting away from the driver as quickly and safely as you possibly can.

Should you come in contact with an angry driver, even if he or she is not exhibiting his or her anger towards you, do not make eye contact with him or her. Do not follow them and do not try to play cop either. Move as far away from them as possible and safely obtain a description of the vehicle that you can provide to law enforcement.

Knowing how to defuse a road rage situation involving your vehicle is important to your safety, the safety of your passengers and the safety of those around you. It can prevent you from being involved in an accident that can lead to severe injuries or even death.

Injured in a car accident in Pomona by a road rage incident? Contact our firm to discuss your case and learn how you can recover damages sustained to your vehicle or for the injuries you suffered.

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