Were you hurt in an aggressive driving wreck?
First, there is an important distinction between an accident and an aggressive driving wreck in which a person is purposefully driving recklessly. In an aggressive driving wreck, a person is consciously endangering the safety of others on the roadway. It is important that drivers that consciously and willfully endanger the safety of others be held accountable for their actions and the injuries inflicted upon others.
How does the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration define Aggressive Driving?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as occurring when an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses that endangers other persons or property. Some behaviors typically associated with aggressive driving include:
- Exceeding the posted speed limit
- Following too closely
- Erratic or unsafe lane changes
- Improperly or failing to signal lane changes
- Failure to obey traffic control devices (stop signs, yield signs, traffic signals, railroad grade cross signals, etc.)
What is aggressive driving under Georgia law?
A person commits the offense of aggressive driving when he or she operates any motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person, including without limitation violating Code Section 40-6-42, 40-6-48, 40-6-49, 40-6-123, 40-6-184, 40-6-312, or 40-6-390 with such intent.
If you or your loved one is injured by an aggressive driver, be sure to gather all information of all parties involved, any witness information, and be sure to contact the attorneys at Hong & Sessions Law, LLC to move your claim forward.