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.
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:
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.
O.C.G.A. § 40-6-397.
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.