Sacramento Aggressive Drivers

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March 21, 2019
Edward Smith

Sacramento Aggressive Drivers

Sacramento aggressive drivers may be a problem, according to data compiled by GasBuddy. The company used its Drives feature to look at 30 U.S. metropolitan areas and discovered that four cities in California ranked among the top 10 for problems with aggressive driving. Sacramento was listed as the third city in the nation for aggressive drivers. Los Angeles took the number one spot, while San Francisco came in fifth and the sixth place was taken by San Diego.

Other Cities on the List

Philadelphia came in second on the list of cities with the most aggressive drivers, while Atlanta was number four. Numbers seven through 10 were Orlando, Florida, Detroit, Michigan, Austin, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada. In the three top cities listed by GasBuddy, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Sacramento aggressive drivers were found to have a rate that was 21 percent higher than the U.S. average.

The Cost of Aggressive Driving

According to GasBuddy, driving aggressively can contribute to lowering gas mileage up to 40 percent. This means that drivers who are aggressive can end up paying an additional $477 each year in fuel. The most common driving habit that could be considered aggressive is hard braking.

Aggressive Drivers

Sacramento aggressive drivers, like those in other areas, exhibit a lack of care for others sharing the roadway. Some actions by aggressive drivers include:

  • Tailgating
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Not yielding the right of way
  • Speeding when traffic is heavy
  • Blocking other vehicles whose drivers are trying to change lanes or pass
  • Cutting another driver off and then slowing down to irritate them
  • Braking to annoy the driver behind
  • Using their bright lights as a way to potentially blind an oncoming driver

Dealing With an Aggressive Driver

There are tips that can help if you are confronted with an aggressive driver. Some recommendations on how to deal with an aggressive driver are:

  • Do not look an angry driver in the eye.
  • Do not respond with aggression.
  • Move your vehicle away from the aggressive driver to another lane.
  • If you feel you are in danger, head for a public place such as a mall or police station.
  • Take the next exit, and get off the roadway you share with the aggressive driver.
  • If you are parked, do not engage the aggressive driver. Call 911 for help if necessary.

Legal Advice After an Accident

A lawyer with experience in accident injuries can help by reviewing your collision and telling you whether you have a case and what options are available to recover damages. Whether dealing with the insurance company on your behalf or mounting a strong case for compensation to pay for your injuries, lost wages and more, using an attorney is the best way to recover the damages you need and deserve.

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Aggressive driving can be the cause of a high number of traffic accidents. If you were injured by an accident caused by an aggressive driver, you might be able to collect fair compensation for your injuries and other related expenses. Please phone me at (916) 921-6400 for my free and friendly advice in the Sacramento area. My toll-free number is (800) 404-5400, plus I offer a contact form that is located on my website,

For 37 years, it has been my honor to have helped many residents of Sacramento and Northern California in obtaining the compensation they need and deserve in cases involving wrongful death, traumas such as brain injuries and different types of motor vehicle accidents.

By clicking on the following links, you can see some of the cases my law firm has handled and how they concluded, along with reviews left by my clients and peers:

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