Data shows that some states (many in the South) have much higher rates of road rage encounters than others. Where does Delaware rank in terms of road rage incidents?
Understanding the signs of road rage
Tailgating, unsafe lane changes, “brake checking,” and other aggressive driving maneuvers are all signs of road rage. It’s best to create as much distance as possible between your vehicle and any driver showing signs of agitation. Even if you must take an unintended exit, it’s better to do so than to become a victim of assault or suffer injuries in a rage-induced collision.
Luckily, Delaware drivers are some of the nation’s least likely to exhibit signs of road rage. Forbes ranks Delaware drivers as the least likely to show signs of road rage in a national study, putting the state at the bottom of their list.
If a Delaware driver’s road rage causes a collision
These incidents still occur even with some of the best drivers regarding road rage. If someone hits you, focus on calling 911 (if you’re able) and seeking medical support. Do not engage in confrontation with the other driver. If you can’t make a phone call, ask someone to call the police. They will come and secure the scene.
Delaware law allows anyone who has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision caused by driver negligence or recklessness to seek restitution for damages. Doing so is often a means of obtaining compensation that can help offset medical bills and other expenses associated with a car accident.